The Obit For Richard Libby

Richard Libby
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Richard Elias Libby, 83, a native of Bridgton, Maine, and a resident of Gulf Shores, died Monday, March 1, 2010.

He was a retired executive from Yellow Freight. His early career was as a pitcher in Triple A professional baseball. His baseball career was interrupted by his service as a U.S. Marine in the Pacific in World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gulf Shores. Prior to his extended illness he was an avid golfer and a member at The Golf Club of the Wharf.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Bobby Eckert.

Survivors include loving wife of 61 years, Emily J. Libby of Gulf Shores; two sons, Phil (Marlise) Libby of Bridgton, Maine, and Budd (Renee) Libby of Atlanta; daughter Cindy (Bob) Eckert of Brownstown, Pa.; brother, Bob Libby of Maine; three sisters, Esther Kilborn, Phyllis Shaw and Dorothy Osgood, all of Maine; and one granddaughter, Jill Ashley Libby of Boston.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 5 at the First Presbyterian Church of Gulf Shores. Burial will be held at a later date at the Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland, Pa.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Community Hospice of Baldwin County, 2770 S. McKenzie St., Foley, AL, 36535, or the First Presbyterian Church of Gulf Shores, P.O. Box 256, Gulf Shores, AL, 36547.

Arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Foley.