University mourns the loss of Landscape Architecture Professor Richard Sheridan

University mourns the loss of Landscape Architecture Professor Richard Sheridan

Jan. 30, 2023

In the days pursuing the unforeseen death of University of Rhode Island Professor Richard Edward Sheridan, URI group users are remembering him as a focused, witty and heat guy who loved his spouse and children, his occupation and the seashore.

The 75-yr-previous landscape architecture professor and South Kingstown resident died the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Professor Emeritus Angelo Simeoni Jr. termed Richard a colleague and a brother.

“We laughed, we collaborated on tips and approaches on how to make landscape architecture at URI the finest possible system in the region,” Simeoni stated. “We conversed (and argued) about the best park, historic gardens, politics, architecture, Woodstock (the 1969 party), the miracles of the glacial New England landscape, healthy foodstuff, footwear (certainly shoes…) and the ultimate cup of coffee, which was to be observed in Vermont–only 3 several hours from residence.… Professor Sheridan was so special and special. I will skip him further than belief.”

Landscape Architecture Professor Will Environmentally friendly said Richard brimmed with enthusiasm.  

”Richard was a caring colleague, an admired instructor, and a designer steeped in European custom,” Inexperienced mentioned. “He beloved nature, and persons and took very simple delights in coffee and chit-chat. He was an optimist and in particular upbeat at the get started of fall lessons, viewing it as a time of new beginnings. He would normally say, ‘Can you imagine that they pay us for this task?’ His contagious laughter and energized greetings could be heard all over the constructing when he saw college students and faculty. He will be irreplaceable.”

Winifred Brownell, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences, stated she usually savored her conversations with Richard and appreciated his perception and friendship.

“He was a finish joy to operate with as a colleague at URI,” Brownell mentioned. “I liked his warm wit, know-how, innovative skills, and sense of irony about a lot of things. He will be missed, but he leaves behind so lots of of us who will treasure our fond recollections.” 

Richard was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Shea) Sheridan. He was the partner of Diane (Togna) Sheridan for 52 a long time.  

He grew up in Natick, Massachusetts, attended the Stockbridge College of Agriculture in Amherst, gained a bachelor’s diploma in  landscape architecture from the College of Ga and a master’s diploma in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts. He practiced landscape architecture for extra than 25 yrs when living in Bow, New Hampshire, and taught at the College of Arkansas, Ball Point out College in Indiana, Norwich College in Vermont, and the College of Rhode Island.

Richard was a professor of landscape architecture at URI because 2005. Most a short while ago, he taught senior- and junior-degree layout studios and senior planting style and design. He was also the college representative for the URI Chapter of the American Culture of Landscape Architects and is an govt committee member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Modern society of Landscape Architects. Richard had a lot more than 30 several years of experienced exercise and training experience. In  1999, he had the exclusive prospect to operate as a therapeutic landscape specialist to Dr. Patch Adams and David Sellers, architect of the Gesundheit Institute in West Virginia. 

He loved his everyday living as a professor and was energized by performing with college students and discovering new methods to collaborate with colleagues within other departments and schools. He liked the sunshine, the beach and getting long weekend drives for the duration of the tumble with his spouse, Diane. The most crucial detail in his everyday living was his household. He would fall almost everything to devote time with them, giving assistance and consolation and often would just pay attention.

There will be a celebration of his existence at a later date. In lieu of bouquets, make sure you donate to the Rhode Island Neighborhood Food Financial institution, or the charity of your choice. Read through the total obituary listed here