Obituary: DeWitt Dick Clinton – Portland Press Herald

DeWitt Dick Clinton

WELLS DeWitt Dick Clinton, a faithful husband and father, monetary advisor, and early American historical past fanatic, handed away on October 12, 2020, as a result of most cancers at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough, Maine.

Dick was born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1942 to Marion Zealand Clinton and DeWitt Clinton. After graduating from Buffalos Nichols Faculty, Dick attended Williams Faculty, the place he obtained a BA in Arithmetic in 1964. He earned his MBA in finance from the Columbia College Enterprise Faculty in 1970, and a certificates in government schooling from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) in 1991.

Dick met his spouse, Nancy Schade Clinton, in New York Metropolis in 1967 whereas each have been working at Equitable Life Insurance coverage. They married in 1968 in Nancys dwelling state of Maine, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portland. After beginning work in 1970 with the Digital Gear Company, the place he constructed his profession in monetary administration, Dick and Nancy moved with the corporate to Geneva, Switzerland, the place that they had their son, DeWitt. After returning to the US, Dick continued to work for Digital and ultimately settled in Sudbury, Mass., the place they lived for 20 years and had two daughters, Margaret (Maggie) and Catherine (Cate). A lifelong Episcopalian, Dick was an lively member of Sudburys St. Elizabeths church. He was additionally an avid sports activities fan who loved enjoying golf, squash, and with the St. Elizabeths softball crew.

After leaving Digital in 1996, Dick labored as a enterprise improvement and finance marketing consultant for quite a few firms. He and his son, DeWitt, partnered on a software program startup within the early 2000s. Throughout this era, Dick was in a position to pursue his pursuits within the historical past of Colonial and Revolutionary-era America. As a direct descendent of former New York Governor DeWitt Clinton, he served on committees and boards of quite a few historic organizations together with the Society of the Cincinnati, the New York State Society of the Cincinnati, the Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Dick continued these endeavors after he and Nancy moved to Wells, Maine, in 2001. In Wells, he loved the pure great thing about coastal Maine and have become an lively member of St. Davids Episcopal Church in neighboring Kennebunk. For a few years, Dick chaired St. Davids finance committee and took part in companies as a lay reader. Since 2018, he served as a Trustee of Diocesan Funds for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.

Dick is survived by his spouse, Nancy; their kids and children-in-law, DeWitt Clinton and Marijke (Muller) Clinton of Seattle, Washington; Maggie Clinton and Roger White of Middlebury, Vermont; and Cate Clinton and Lucy Budman of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He’s additionally survived by 4 grandchildren: DeWitt and Elizabeth Clinton, Helena Clinton-White, and Benjamin Budman-Clinton. Dick was predeceased by his youthful brother, George, in April 2020.

A small non-public gathering of household might be held on the St. Davids Memorial Backyard in Kennebunk.

To share a reminiscence or go away a message of condolence, please go to Dicks Ebook of Recollections Web page at

Preparations are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Highway Wells, ME 04090.

In lieu of flowers, the household means that donations be made to the St. Davids Episcopal Church

Memorial Backyard,

138 York Avenue,

Kennebunk, ME 04043.

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