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Richard Matthew Willetts, 69, of Frostburg, passed away on Oct. 6, 2017, at his residence.
Born in Frostburg, Feb. 22, 1948, he was the son of the late Clementine Willetts Brain and Blaine Albert Willetts.
Rick was a graduate of Beall High School and also attended Frostburg State University. He loved tennis, was a certified weight trainer, and held a Black Belt in Karate. He worked with his father at Willetts Travel, Inc., until the company was dissolved in 1978. Suffering at length from bi-polar illness, he is at last free of this incidious disease.
Rick is survived by brother, John Blaine Willetts, who works in the GED program at the Community College of Baltimore County; and sister, Sandra Marie Willetts, Professor Emerita of The University of Alabama, now residing in Florida; and many cousins.
Richard was cremated in accordance with his wishes.
Inurnment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Charitable donations in honor of Richard would be gladly accepted at the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, www.bbrfoundation.org/research/bipolar-disorder, 90 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
Rest in peace dear brother.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 7, 2017
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