Richard M. Sherwood, of South Dartmouth died at Luke's Hospital in New Bedford on April 7, 2015 after months of declining health. Born in Worcester, he was the son of Thomas K. and Betty M. Sherwood. He grew up in Wellesley Hills, was educated at Kimball Union Academy and the Belmont Hill School, and held degrees in civil engineering from Wesleyan University and MIT. He had a long career as a construction manager that included assignments in Jamaica, Denver, Iran, England, and several other US locations. He was the author of “A Field Guide to Sailboats”. During his 20 years residence in Amherst, NH, he served as Selectman and on several town committees. He loved skiing, sailing, birding, reading historical novels, and bragging about his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas and leaves his wife of 61 years, Janet Robertson Sherwood, sons Christopher R. Sherwood and Peter M. Sherwood.
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.