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Terry Beital-Richman


Wilmington, NC: Terry Richman of Wilmington and Bald Head Island, North Carolina passed away on January 27th, 2017, after a courageous three-year battle with breast cancer. She was among family at home but "wasn't finished yet" and had so much more to do.She wanted us to say that none of her accomplishments and successes were hers alone but involved colleagues and family. Her husband of more than 50 years, Ted, thought that she could do anything and her daughter, Lisa, knew that she could. She extends gratitude to son-in-law Dean Segovis who completes the family.She will also miss sister Mallory, sister-in-law Ruth (Kenny), nieces Heather (Ron) and Caryn (Matt), cousin Landon, her mother Sophie and many, many friends, relatives and colleagues in Rochester, NY, Wilmington, NC and elsewhere.Terry is most proud of her work with her friends, partners and clients at Underberg & Kessler, working with the Woman's Bar, Community Foundations and Life Long Learning, and her long term involvement with public radio.But she was more; a warm and modest woman who was a force, who made things happen in her communities, for her colleagues and for her many friends and family who loved her. She didn't want us to mention: her Girl Scout leadership days, being a financial director for the Rochester Democratic party, she was one of a very few women Labor Arbitrators, started law school at age 39 (Law Review), Co-founded a law firm for the working poor, solving environmental and other problems at U & K for clients, active participation on the boards of the Community Foundation, the Hemophilia Association and WXXI Broadcasting. All while mentoring woman lawyers, raising a wonderful daughter, and reading bales of mystery books. When she moved to Wilmington, NC she continued with her firm while joining the board of the local public radio station WHQR, Co-founding a community giving organization and being a part of the leadership board of UNCW Life Long Learning. She liked to travel (Maine, Galapagos and Provence were her favorites) and loved the peace and tranquility of Bald Head Island. So we won't mention any of these.The family will be sharing memories at the family home, 810 Johns Orchard Lane, Wilmington, NC from 1:00 to 4:00 Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19th. A brief moment of remembrance will be on February 18 at 3:00.In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to your local public radio station or WHQR, 254 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jan. 29, 2017

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