Richard C. Settles, 87, of Braintree, passed peacefully on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020.
Dick was born in Braintree and was a graduate of Thayer Academy High School and Boston University. After graduation, Dick served in the Navy working in Naval Intelligence. He was stationed in England, Japan and Washington DC, (at the Pentagon) during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dick earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
After leaving the Navy, Dick became the third generation to join the family business as President and CEO of Settles Glass Company Inc. Settles Glass was a fixture for decades in the city of Quincy. Under Dick’s leadership, the company expanded to 25 stores in New England until the sale in 2005. While he was always active in business and the community, his first love was family. He and his wife Shyla also enjoyed golf, tennis, and bridge with their friends locally and in Florida. He now joins his dear wife Shyla, who passed this June.
Richard C. Settles of Braintree is survived by; his daughter and spouse Michelle & Joseph Weidenhamer of Illinois; sons Scott D’Orval of New Hampshire, and Robert & Mary D’Orval of Cohasset; his sister Lee and Jon Long of New Jersey, and grandchildren; Amy Ohlson, Shyla & Jonathan Robinson, and Bryan D’Orval. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family will celebrate Dick and Shyla’s life later due to the safety of loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. They both will be dearly missed.
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