The Rev. Dr. Richard H. Olmsted passed away on January 6, 2018 at the age of 77 in Hudson, WI. He is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 44 years; his daughter Christine; his brother Louis; and sisters, Catherine Mazzotta and Ann Pedersen. He was predeceased by his daughter, Allison and his parents.
He grew up in Connecticut and received his BA from Drew University in Madison, NJ. He graduated from Yale Divinity School with a BD and in 1979 received his PhD from the Department of Religious Studies at the Yale Graduate School. Richard taught philosophy and theology at Colgate University and at St. Catherine's University. He was ordained at Olivet Congregational Church in St. Paul, MN in 1979 and served as minister at Chapel Hills Church in Edina, MN. In 1983 he was called to serve as Senior Minister at the Acton Congregational Church, from which he retired as Pastor Emeritus in 2005.
A memorial service will be held at Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton MA 01720 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00pm.
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