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Obituary: Richard W. “Dick” Roulston

Published March 12, 2017 at 3:33 p.m.
Updated September 6, 2019 at 11:13 a.m.

Richard W. “Dick” Roulston
  • Richard W. “Dick” Roulston

Richard W. “Dick” Roulston, 91, passed away Monday evening, March 6, 2017, at the Northwestern Medical Center with loving family at his side.

Born in Waltham, Massachusetts, September 24, 1925, he was a son of the late David S. and Emma L. (Munroe) Roulston.

After attending Springfield (MA) High School, Dick served an apprenticeship as a typesetter. Wanting to find adventure, he relocated to Florida where he became a “Beach Bum” making hats out of palm fronds, then selling them to tourists.

He traveled to California to finally marry his childhood sweet heart, Lynn Evans, on Sept. 20, 1968. Dick opened “RWRoulston Typography”, in San Diego to continue his work with typography and printing. His love of typography never left him. Up to the time of his death he would recognize and name typefaces as they appeared in books or on television. After a few years later they moved the business to Florida and in 1980, to the Burlington (VT) area, which they operated until their retirement in 1994.

Dick and Lynn both enjoyed traveling and they possessed a passion for playing tennis, which they did almost every day. He enjoyed listening to classical music and reading suspense and detective novels.

He leaves his wife and the love of his life, Lynn Evans Roulston, his children, Lynn Macey, Christine Cowles, Tamara Smith and husband, Gary E. Smith, Korie Sunderland and companion, Reynaldo Angeldonis, and Evan Weber, his grandchildren, Karl Ennis, Morganna Ennis, Vernon Stokes and wife Amber and Dylan Sunderland and wife Chrissie and his great grandchildren, Nathan Ennis and Quentin Stokes.

To honor his request, there will be a memorial gathering for Dick at a later date and also, for those who wish to help end world hunger, memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.

Assisting the family is Lucien Hayes of the Heald Funeral Home, St. Albans, where condolences may be shared with Dick’s family by visiting

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