Richard (Dick) Eugene Bright (January 25, 1937 - March 12, 2023)

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Richard (Dick) Eugene Bright
  • January 25, 1937
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  • March 12, 2023

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Richard (Dick) Eugene Bright, 86, of The Villages, Florida, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 12, while at home.  Dick was born in Butler, PA. He grew up in New Castle, PA and Greenville, PA, and graduated from Thiel College, where he played baseball and football and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He served in the army after graduating and then attended the University of Cincinnati studying mathematics before working for IBM. Dick and his family lived in Ridgefield, CT while he worked for IBM, traveling to offices around the world, including Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy, and France. Dick and his family also lived in Paris for six years before he returned to the US, living in Boca Raton, FL and Delray Beach, FL before moving to The Villages, FL with his wife, Donna.

Dick loved playing softball, traveling, caring for his standard poodles, and was an avid golfer. For many years, until his death, he served as treasurer and board member of the American and Foreign Christian Union (AFCU), which supports the American Church of Paris, the American Church of Berlin, and the Vienna Community Church. He also led The Villages’ Diabetes Support Group, bringing in monthly speakers from the medical community, as well as fundraising for a camp for children with diabetes.

Dick is survived by his wife, Donna Holt Bright, of the Villages, his daughters, Julie Bright Stewart and Kathleen Bright Levin, and his grandchildren, William Stewart and Richard Levin.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to The Salvation Army.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449.  Sentiments are encouraged at www.baldwincremation.com.


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  1. Mort DeMott lit a candle:
    11 Apr 2023
    Lit since April 11, 2023 at 4:16:04 PM

  2. Mort DeMott says:
    11 Apr 2023
    Good friend. Will be greatly missed.

  3. The Kerner Family says:
    31 Mar 2023
    It was a pleasure and an honor to have had the chance to get to know Dick. He will be missed!

  4. Francesca and Dirk Alexander says:
    30 Mar 2023
    We’re so sorry for your loss. We always loved seeing him at holiday gatherings. Always a sweet person with a wonderful smile, a happy and positive outlook with great stories…. He will be missed.


    Francesca and Dirk

  5. Brian Hershey says:
    27 Mar 2023
    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing.

  6. Tom Stewart says:
    25 Mar 2023
    A kind and generous man. He will be missed and thought of fondly. Condolences to all.
    Love
    Tom and Demi Stewart

  7. Dianne DeVoe says:
    23 Mar 2023
    I met Dick and Donna through the Villages Diabetic Group. Dick was always so helpful by providing us with great speakers regarding the disease. I even became a patient to one of the medical speakers. He was so helpful with his own knowledge and experience with the disease. He mentioned at the February meeting that he was looking to step down as the leader and all I thought was Oh No Dick, we want you. Donna and family my heart goes out to you. Praying for the Lord’s Peace that passes all understanding. Dick, may you rest in our Lord’s presence.

  8. Dianne DeVoe lit a candle:
    23 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 23, 2023 at 3:15:48 PM

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    23 Mar 2023
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  11. Jay Friedman says:
    22 Mar 2023
    Condolences to all during this difficult time.
    You are in our hearts and prayers.

  12. Jay Friedman says:
    22 Mar 2023
    A beautiful tribute!
    Condolences to all during this difficult time.
    You are in our hearts and prayers.

  13. Dorothy Don Vodicka says:
    22 Mar 2023
    Sending love and condolences to Donna, Julie and Kathleen. My cousin Dick had the best sense of humor and a zest for life - May you have a peaceful journey to your heavenly home Dick.

  14. Declan Power says:
    22 Mar 2023
    Rest in peace Dick. We so loved hanging with Dick and Donna when they were up visiting NJ.

  15. Kristen Hubbard says:
    22 Mar 2023
    Sending my deepest condolences! Dick made such a positive impact on The Villages community. I'll forever remember his warm smile and caring heart.

  16. Tracey-Ann Spencer lit a candle:
    22 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 22, 2023 at 3:47:56 PM

  17. Jack Conley lit a candle:
    22 Mar 2023
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  18. Rolf Meyer says:
    22 Mar 2023
    To my friend Dick!
    Since the late 1980‘s we knew each other and solved the problems of the IBM world, at least those of the manufacturing world. You were always a great supporter of our cases, a friend for all the people at our IBM units and a personal friend whom we met in Boca, Hannover, Paris and after we both left IBM on his personal business in Berlin. Dich was a friend as one wishes to have in all situations of life.
    Farewell my friend and safe travels into a new world.

    Rolf

  19. Rolf Meyer lit a candle:
    22 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 22, 2023 at 3:09:55 PM

  20. Amy Wixted says:
    22 Mar 2023
    I am so sorry for your loss. Dick was one of my favorite people in The Villages and made an incredible impact on this community. He will be dearly missed!

  21. Rich Albano lit a candle:
    22 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 22, 2023 at 3:43:03 PM

  22. Mike, Dana, Collin & Hudson Feeney lit a candle:
    22 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 22, 2023 at 3:36:15 PM

  23. Julie Stewart lit a candle:
    22 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 22, 2023 at 3:20:09 PM

  24. Pamela Carruthers says:
    21 Mar 2023
    I will so miss the dedication and devotion Dick brought to the diabetic community. I learned so much through his research, sharing, and presentations. What a phenomenally special person. May he find the peace and reward that he so dearly deserves.

  25. Pamela Carruthers lit a candle:
    21 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 21, 2023 at 3:54:20 AM

  26. Helen Dohn says:
    20 Mar 2023
    Dick was a leader in the diabetic community . He was persistent in reaching out to others.
    Helen Dohn

  27. Helen Dohn says:
    20 Mar 2023
    Dick was a leader in the diabetic community. He will be missed. His persistence in reaching out to others was greatly appreciated.

    Helen Dohn

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    20 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 20, 2023 at 3:46:30 PM

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    20 Mar 2023
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  33. Peggy Konkel says:
    18 Mar 2023
    I could have never asked for a better second brother. Thank you for taking me on as family. May you have life eternal and as loving as you have been.

    Peggy

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