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The Passing of Arthur Richter

May 09, 2022 9:57 AM | Donna-Jean Plante


Temple Beth-El

70 Orchard Ave.

Providence, RI. 

We regret to inform you of the passing of our member, Arthur Hilton Richter, cherished husband of Peter Neivert, devoted father of Larry (Connie), and Michael Richter, adored grandfather of Maxwell, Tyler and Jake Richter, brother of Barbara Richter-Bolan and brother in-law of Henry Bolan on May 1, 2022/30 Nisan 5782.  Services will be held at Temple Beth El on Friday, May 13 at noon.  Please, no mourning attire. Dress as if you were attending a party at Arthur and Peter's home.  For the safety of all guests, please wear face masks.  Burial will be private. May his memory be a blessing.

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Arthur Hilton Richter of Barrington, Rhode Island passed away suddenly on Sunday May 1st, 2022. Arthur was born on April 11, 1939 to Mollie Stanzler Richter and Leonard Richter. He graduated from Hope High School and completed his Bachelors in Business from Boston University. After completing his degree he worked in the import/export business, traveling extensively throughout Asia.

As a devoted father and grandfather, his family was critically important to him. His son Larry and daughter in law, Connie, reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida while his son Michael resides in San Diego, California. He adored his grandsons Maxwell, Tyler, and Jake Richter and has been with his beloved husband, Peter Neivert, since 2005. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Richter-Bolan and brother in-law Henry Bolan.

Arthur had no acquaintances, only friends. He was insatiably curious about other people and was always a devoted friend, cheerleader, and confidante, to literally hundreds of people.

Arthur retired early to pursue his passions and spend time with his family. Throughout his life he was enthusiastically engaged in his work with the Human Rights Campaign to further LGBTQ activism on a local and national level. He has also served as a passionate leader in lifelong learning; leading classes covering all aspects of theater, film, architecture, and the arts. Arthur is known to host extravagant gatherings onboard his pontoon boat in Narragansett Bay.

Arthur’s love for travel, the arts, and the state of Rhode Island, combined with his personability, drive, love for others, and overall joy for life, epitomize the fabulous way he hoped to live.

If you would like, you may donate to Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island or The Wilbury Theatre Group in Arthur’s memory.



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