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Richard Haddad

October 27, 1941 January 31, 2019
Richard Haddad
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Richard Haddad, 77, of Gettysburg, PA, died Thursday, January 31, 2019 at home. Born October 27, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late John and Grace Haddad. He was the husband of Valorie Townsend Haddad, his wife of 35 years. Rich was a loving husband, a proud dad and a very proud grandpa. He was a good man, an honest man, a hard worker and a man you could rely on.
In addition to his wife Valorie, Richard is survived by his children Steven Haddad and his wife Tiffany, of Basalt, CO, Jason Haddad and his wife Hilary of Atlanta, GA, Erin Haddad of Westminster, MD, Ashleigh Haddad and her husband Nick Morrison of Baltimore, Jonathan Haddad and his wife Mary of Westminster; and his four grandchildren Sebastian and Luca Del Cid, and Alex and Jake Haddad; and two brothers Ronald Haddad of Tarpon Springs, Fl and Robert Haddad of Chapel Hill, NC; five nieces and nephews; and his first wife Janet Haddad of Columbia, MD.
Over the span of his 48 year career, Richard managed support services functions such as human resources and information systems for organizations in industries including banking, utilities, and healthcare. For several years, he also provided services in organizational development and strategic planning as an independent consultant, and for five years was the President of the Carroll County (MD) Chamber of Commerce.
He was heavily involved in civic and community activities, serving on the Howard County (MD) Human Rights Commission, and on the board of directors or advisory council of fourteen other organizations including the Carroll County (MD) Public Schools Business Roundtable and the Rotary Club of Bonds Meadow.
He was a co-founder and for several years the Executive Director of Free Men, a national non-profit educational organization dedicated to raising awareness of the ways in which traditional gender roles limit men as well as women. He also advocated in a number of capacities for individuals with developmental disabilities, at one point serving as Maryland State Coordinator for the national organization, Voice of the Retarded (VOR).
Richard wrote extensively; essays and opinion articles on social issues as well as book reviews, fiction, satire and poetry. His work was published in newspapers including the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Times; in periodicals including the Baltimore Business Journal, on websites including American Thinker and in anthologies.
For several years he also edited and published American Man, a periodical devoted to a serious exploration of the male gender role and the male experience.
In reflecting on his career, his writing, his involvement in men’s issues and in community activities, Richard would frequently remark that the greatest accomplishment was raising his five children to be the good people they became.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February,6, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, MD. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093. www.alz.org.
Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

6

Feb

2:00 PM 2/6/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 2/6/2019 4:00:00 PM
Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.

412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.
412 Washington Road Westminster 21157 MD
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

6

Feb

6:00 PM 2/6/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/6/2019 8:00:00 PM
Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.

412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.
412 Washington Road Westminster 21157 MD
United States

Service

Thursday

7

Feb

11:00 AM 2/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.

412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.
412 Washington Road Westminster 21157 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Meadow Branch Cemetery (Westminster) Final Resting Place

818 Old Westminster Rd..
Westminster, MD 21158

818 Old Westminster Rd.. Westminster 21158 MD
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

1850 York Rd.
Suite D
Timonium, MD 21093
https://www.alz.org/maryland/donate.
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