March 5, 1935 ~ July 11, 2011
English, Richard L. Richard L. English, 76, of New Haven passed away peacefully at home on July 11, 2011. Mr. English was born in New Haven on March 5, 1935, son of the late Philip H. and Katharine Dana English. He was descended from two Connecticut Governors. He was educated at The Foote School, Pomfret, Proctor Academy, Nichols College and Quinnipiac College. He was retired from The First New Haven National Bank. Mr. English was acknowledged as a fine musicologist and ornithologist. Among his many philanthropic gifts was the donation of a bird sanctuary at the Boy Scout Camp Sequassen. He was a past President and longest-standing member of the New Haven Bird Club. His greatest joy in life was being part of the on-going bird watches, migratory counts and unusual sightings. Classical music was part of his everyday life. He is survived by his brother, James Dana English and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM at The Church of St. Paul/St. James, 57 Olive St., New Haven. His burial at Evergreen Cemetery was private. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN. Gifts in his memory may be made to the New Haven Bird Club, c/o M. Horn, 67 Ridge Rd., Hamden, CT 06517 or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.