Richard A. Bolinger

Richard A. Bolinger

December 05, 1936 ~ August 21, 2022

Date of Service:
August 30, 2022

Date of Interment:
August 30, 2022


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Richard A. Bolinger, 85, died on August 21st, 2022. He was born in 1936 in Indiana, wintered in Lake Worth and moved permanently to Vero Beach in 1948. He graduated from Vero Beach High School and the University of Florida. At UF he was President of Beta Alpha Psi, national honorary accounting fraternity. He served with the US Coast Guard for eight years. He was also the past Chairman of Marine Bank & Trust Company.

Mr. Bolinger was a CPA for 40 years, the last 25 years as a managing partner of Bolinger and Mohler. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wendy and his children, Caren, Richard Jr. (Janeann), Nancy, Randall, Tina, and John (Debbie); grandchildren, Brian, Zachary (Erica), Jacob, Abbey, Richard, III, Emily (Jake), Natalie (Nicholas), Aaron, Daniel, Halley, Alannah, Natasha (Dustin), Jacob, Joey (Brandy), and Justin; great-grandchildren, Sophie, Jayson, Luke, Colton, Jaxson and Lainey.

He served eight years on the Indian River School Board, the last two years as Chairman.

A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August, 30, 2022 at First Methodist Church of Vero Beach, 1750 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960 with full military honors. Inurnment will follow at Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach.

“I lived a long and wonderful life with my great wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I wish my family and great friends success and happiness. Sincerely, Richard”

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.

Date of Service:
August 30, 2022

Date of Interment:
August 30, 2022


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Todd Parkhouse - Nephew

August 23, 2022, 5:04 pm

Uncle Richard you will be missed but I look forward to seeing you again in Heaven ❣️

Lu Baloun - Cousin

August 23, 2022, 6:19 pm

What beautiful example and message Richard has left us. Condolences to his family.

Bethany Fretwell - Friend

August 23, 2022, 6:27 pm

Richard will be missed by many!I am so sorry for your great loss! I am thinking of you all with love and prayers !

Peggy Farless - None

August 23, 2022, 6:36 pm

My sincere condolences to family and friends. He was such a nice man. He will definitely be missed.

Brenda Conner - Friend

August 23, 2022, 6:56 pm

Caren & family, I am so very sorry for your loss! I know he was so loved by you all and he enjoyed you taking him out to eat! Much love to you!!!❤️❤️❤️

Shon and Leah Brooks - Family friend

August 23, 2022, 10:25 pm

Nancy and family! I’m so sorry for your loss and I know first hand how deeply Richard’s passing affects you. He lived a wonderful life and is spending eternity with Christ. Prayers for peace for all of you.

Shirley Towne Anderson - Classmate & Client

August 23, 2022, 11:06 pm

May God be with you Wendy and your family during this time of loss ,Richard will be greatly missed , it was always good to see him at the reunions I had forgotten that we had the same birthday until I seen it today.

Vicky Gould - Friend

August 24, 2022, 2:32 am

Richard was an all around great guy – smart with a wicked sense of humor. My heart goes out to his entire family. Sending love to you all!

Dean Luethje - Friend

August 24, 2022, 11:19 am

Richard, “Bojig”, or “Buttercup”, with warm respect he was one of a kind!!! Condolences to Wendy and the family. He is at peace, and in God’s hands.

Chuck Gould - Friend

August 24, 2022, 1:03 pm

Nothing but wonderful memories from Richard, such an intelligent, funny and loyal man. Condolences to you Wendy and all the family.

Jim Orth - Friend

August 24, 2022, 3:14 pm

Great guy who was very smart and better than a color cartoon when the group played draw poker with him! All of us miss him dearly. Jimmy Orth

Charlie & Lenore Owle - Friend

August 24, 2022, 3:41 pm

Our sincere condolences to the family

June Darwin - Friend

August 24, 2022, 3:49 pm

I have just heard the sad news and I am quite shocked. We spent quite a bit of time together, sorting our affairs out over the years. First David and now you Richard. Forever in my thoughts. Time to get in touch with Wendy now. Goodbye, hopefully in a better place

Diana L Fowler - Friend

August 24, 2022, 6:09 pm

Caren, my friend, I am soooooo sory for your loss, I know how much you loved your Dad and how close you two were. He’s in the greatest place we can ever imagine. GOD’s hands!

Mary Cone - Friend

August 24, 2022, 7:33 pm

Wendy, my sincere condolences to you and the family. Richard was a fun loving person and always had a smile on his face! I will always remember the time we spent working together at Marine Bank. We shall miss him, but I know he is in a better place and at peace.

John Swavely - Step son

August 24, 2022, 10:53 pm

Such an incredible man, husband and father. I’m so blessed to have been part of your life these past 21 years, you will be dearly missed. Love you very much!

John Beivs - Family

August 29, 2022, 12:42 am

Great, Great Man! Even though he is Gator and I am Nole, he tolerated — with a little ribbing. You will be missed my brother in Christ and I will see you later when we meet up. Wendy and family…my condolences to you all and I pray God’s merciful power for the healing of your hearts in his absence.

Sybil Ezell Yellen - Friend

August 30, 2022, 5:01 pm

I learned so much from Richard during the years that I worked with him in Vero Beach. He was always so patient, understanding and shared his accounting knowledge with me. In looking back, he was my accounting professor, a teacher and a kind business associate. The experience that I gained by working with him has been an asset throughout my career. My thoughts and prayers to Wendy and the family.

Marvin and Ruth Carter - Friends

September 4, 2022, 11:22 pm

So many fond memories of the best, most fun times with Dick and Wendy throughout the years. It’s hard to imagine this world without our friend in it. Love and peace to Wendy and all the family.

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