Richard W.'s Story
Mr. Richard W. Ulman, 76, of Boxford, beloved husband of Kathleen (Hubbs) Ulman, passed away Tuesday October 31, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Salem he was the son of the late Kenneth and Clare (Morris) Ulman. He was raised and educated in Swampscott and was a graduate of Swampscott High School. Richard continued his education and received his Associate degree from Leicester Junior College.
Mr. Ulman had been employed in the athletic apparel industry for many years, ultimately owning Adams Manufacturing of Rowley where he remained as Proprietor until the time of his retirement. Later, as founder of Pro Concepts, he provided summer employment for numerous young men and women of Boxford where he taught them how to install lawns and landscaping for new homes. In this capacity he mentored them in the art of combining hard work, diligence and fun.
A longtime resident of the Town of Boxford, Richard was active in town government, he was the former Chair of the Boxford Athletic Association, a member of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Board of Selectman. He was Chairman for the Building Committee for the new Police Station and Town Hall Renovations. He took his duties to heart and worked diligently to make the town a better place.
Richard loved being involved in athletics, thru his company, volunteering and coaching many youth teams. He saw sports as an important part of children’s lives; he relished his time mentoring children through athletics. He saw it as a way to teach responsibility, commitment, teamwork and to help them prepare for adulthood. Richard and two of his colleagues embodied this ideology thru their commitment to the Johnson Memorial Field, a project they initiated, fundraised for and built for future generations of athletes to enjoy. Richard was devoted to his family, the town he loved and the many children he inspired; he will be deeply missed by the many hearts he touched along the way.
In addition to his wife Kathleen, Richard is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Ulman and her partner Warren Wilson of Ft. Meyers Beach, Fla.; his sons, Joshua Ulman and his wife Janet Brown of Reston, Va., and Andrew Ulman of Boxford, four grandchildren, Christopher Ulman, Nicholas Ulman, Zachary Ulman and Ian Ulman all of Reston, VA. The family would like to thank his caregivers, Dominique Hans and Robin St. George for their dedication, generosity and kindness.
His memorial service will be held at a later date. Family and friends are welcome to visit at the family home on Saturday November 4th and Sunday, November 5th, from 2 to 5 p.m. to celebrate Richard’s life. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Route 62), Danvers. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Richard’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923, or to your favorite charity. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  November 2, 2017