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Richard Everett Glackemeyer

January 22, 1945 — June 25, 2024

Hull

Richard Everett Glackemeyer

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Richard Everett Glackemeyer, cherished husband of Beverly (Weiner) Glackemeyer and resident of Hull, MA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 79. He was surrounded by loved ones and leaves behind a legacy of love and warmth that touched the lives of all who knew him. 

Richard was a Vietnam veteran, serving his country in the Air Force in the mid-1960’s prior to the Tet Offensive which changed the trajectory of the war. 

He was extremely intelligent, graduating after his military service with a double major in computer science and psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, followed by a master’s in computer science from the same university. 

He made many pivotal contributions in the fields of computer science and computer design while working at Digital Equipment Corporation in the 1980’s and still holds several patents on computer processes related to the VAX 8600 computer. Because of his outstanding contributions to Digital Equipment Corporation, the company sponsored his further study of artificial intelligence at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA where he worked in the AI lab with colleagues at the forefront of AI at the time. 

Born in Salem, MA to Everett and Louise (Drees) Glackemeyer, Richard was a loving brother to Kathryn (Glackemeyer) Nusratty and her late husband Hasan of the San Francisco Bay Area in California and was predeceased by his brother Henry Glackemeyer. He was a devoted brother-in-law to Myrna Weiner of Framingham, MA, and Alan Weiner and family of Florida and Rowley, MA. 

Richard's kindness extended to his nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly: Khorshied Nusratty and her husband John MacAllister of McLean, VA; Dawoud Nasraty and his wife Claudia (Hernandez) Nasraty of California; and Timur Nusratty and his wife Anna Morgan of California and London. He was a loving great uncle to Soleiman and Arman Samad of McLean, VA; Maya and Lila Nusratty of California and London; and Oliver Nasraty of California. 

Richard also took great joy from photography. His still photographs were displayed and sold at local hotels and stores in Hull, MA. He always strove for balance between creative, technical and intellectual pursuits, which enriched the lives of many, inspiring colleagues and peers alike.

Richard leaves behind many cousins, extended family members, and dear friends who will miss his gentle spirit, sense of humor, and unwavering kindness.

A celebration of Richard's life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation by clicking here.

Richard Glackemeyer's memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known and loved him.

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