Dr. Richard Alexander Wright passed away at his home in West Palm Beach on Sunday May 14th, 2021 at age 87 after a short stay in the hospital with pneumonia.
He was born in Highland Park Michigan, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Russell Wright. Richard attended Culver Military Academy for High School. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1976. As a physician, his major work was in rehabilitation of serious injuries. He resided in Palm Beach, Florida and New York City for most of his adult life. He was a long standing member of the Metropolitan Club in New York City. He lived for a long time in his home on Banyan Road in Palm Beach. Richard and his family enjoyed many years as the owners of Wright By The Sea in Delray.
Richard will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 am.
He is survived by his sister Katherine Willoughby, and her two sons Dr. David and Dr. Brian Willoughby. He is also survived by his sister Gay Vela, and her three children, Dr. Luis Vela, Dorothea Vela, and Marjorie Vela Anast. Glick Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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