Baxter, Richard L. "Buddy"

Richard L. Baxter (Buddy) passed away peacefully on November 5th at the age of 90. He died at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE after declining health with his loving wife of 37 years, Julie at his side.

Buddy was never far from Julie as they were inseparable and did everything together. They were a pair that made a wonderful team. He and his beloved wife loved to travel and followed a lifelong love of sports, especially watching the Boston Red Sox and NE Patriots.

Buddy and Julie lived in Waltham, MA before moving to Wilmington, DE in 2019. He retired from Bentley University in Waltham, MA in 1996 where he was an electrician for 28 years. Buddy was a past member of the Waltham Elks Lodge 953 and the American Legion Post 151 He was a loving father of Pamela Ballou (Foxboro, MA), Cheryl Robblee (Foxboro,MA), Richard Baxter (Falmouth, MA) and Steven Baxter (Taunton, MA)., grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren,. Cherished brother-in-law to Rosemary (Rory) Fanandakis and her husband Nicholas (Kennett Square, PA), Noel Bane and her husband Joe (Southboro, MA), Gerard (Jed) Butler (Bourne, MA) and John Butler (Shirley, MA). Buddy was predeceased by his daughters Donna Robitaille and Paula Baxter, his brothers Paul (Sonny) and Robert (Kenny) and his sister Eunice (Toot). He is now reunited with them.

Service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc. Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Phila. PA 19106. To send condolences visit:

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