Richard L. Wines passed away peacefully on May 22, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Dick was born to the late Marcella & Wilbur Wines in Rego Park, Queens. He graduated from St. John’s Prep, Villanova University & attended Northwestern & New York University Graduate Schools. Dick was a big Villanova fan. He tried to never miss a basketball game & believed his armchair coaching helped win the big ones.
Dick was in the NROTC program at Villanova & was commissioned to Ensign at graduation. He was assigned to the Naval Intelligence office in Chicago. After two good years on active duty he moved to New York where he started his career with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (KPMG). In addition, he continued his Naval career as a reservist, eventually becoming the Commanding Officer of the Navy Field Intelligence Office in New London, Connecticut. Dick loved the Navy, the Reserves & enjoyed the men & women with whom he served. He retired at the rank of Captain and continued to be a proud patriot.
At Peat, Marwick he was responsible for the first audit by an outside firm at First National City Bank (Citigroup). As a result, he was recruited by FNCB & later by United Jersey Bank where he advanced the ranks to President & Chief Executive Officer. While bank mergers were on the rise Dick became President of Ryan, Beck & Co, Pennsylvania. Years later he founded his own investment banking firm, Capital Consultants of Princeton. When planning to retire he was approached by McConnell, Budd & Romano Investment Banking firm to continue working with them for a few more years. Once again, good people, easy decision.
Over his career Dick has been featured in New Jersey Monthly Magazine as “Someone to Watch in NJ Business”. He received the Villanova Alumni Medal. He was President of the Boy Scouts of America, NJ area, a member of their Northeast Region Board of Directors & Chairman of their Exploring Committee. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Rider College, Trustee of the Independent College Fund of NJ. Dick was Director of the George Washington Taxpayers Association & Director & Trustee of many local organizations & charities. He was a member of Shadow Wood Country Club & past member at Trenton Country Club & Bedens Brook Golf Club.
Dick was married to Dorothy (Dot) Shields. He was a wonderful husband & father to four daughters, dedicated, selfless and cherished. Among other things, Dick was Father Christmas to his daughters & beloved grandchildren. He was a generous man who loved making the season magical. True happiness was being Dad & PopPop. He beamed with pride at all their accomplishments. When Dick & Dot retired they spent their winters on the west coast of Florida. They were fortunate to share many memorable times with dear friends from their younger days, as well as making many great new friends.
Dick was predeceased by his parents, his brother John Lewis Wines (J.L.), and son-in-law Peter Lamb. He is survived by his wife, Dot, his daughters Mary Susan Lamb, Ann Marie Phillips (Mike Kelly), Patricia (Neil) Habig & Karen, his grandchildren Christopher, Michael & Alexandra Lamb, Morgan Phillips, Chase, Chandler & Cameron Habig. He is also survived by his cousins, many nieces, nephews & great friends, all of whom brought him much happiness.
A private burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.