To View Richard's Celebration Of Life CLICK HERE.\n\nTo View Richard's Graveside Service CLICK HERE\n\nRichard James WyndBorn in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania October 12, 1939. He went to be with his Lord and SaviorNovember 20, 2022 after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was laid to rest November 23,2022 with Military Honors in the Veterans section of the Marana Arizona Cemetery. Family members andclose friends were in attendance.Preceded in death by his parents Richard Duncan Wynd and Glendora Biesecker Wynd.He is survived by Deanna Wynd, his wife of 60+ years, Sisters Nancy Wynd, Peggy Flynn, Elaine Brown (David),Bonnie Brown, and Karen Saar (Ed). Daughter Brenda Carle (Thomas), Sons Richard J. D. Wynd and David S.Wynd. Three grandsons and three great grandchildren.Born in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children. Richard was ten years old when he first startedworking shoveling snow, mowing lawns, and delivering papers. He was pretty good at gymnastics, able toperform the iron cross. He graduated from high school in 1957 and joined the Navy six days later. Richardwas quickly enrolled in a crash course in electronics leading to working on various submarines while beingstationed on a submarine tender. This did include the first nuclear submarine called, "Nautilus, SSN571"After four years of Navy service, he applied at IBM Space Guidance Center in Owego, New York and wasaccepted as a technician on the Titan II and Gemini systems. In 1961 he married the love of his life, Deanna.Two years later they moved to Utah working for the IBM field service division servicing IBM unit recordequipment. There they enjoyed mountain hiking. Later moving back to Poughkeepsie, NY he began working onthe first Operating System, part of which is in your phone today. In Poughkeepsie ice fishing was the newoutdoor adventure. Richard was always very involved with his family and enjoyed many outdoor experiences.He moved to Pennsylvania in the early 70's and Richard worked as an IBM Field Engineer overseeing the IBMequipment at Metropolitan Life Insurance. Saving up their pennies made it possible for a great six-week trip ofa lifetime. With the family in a camper, traversing all over the western U.S. visiting 12 National Parks, itbroadened their knowledge and gave memories to last forever. In 1979 while the kids were still teenagers,they bought their first motor home and went to Epcot Center in Florida for Christmas.In 1985, IBM asked Richard to take a team of engineers to Germany for a special program. Richard, Deannaand David, his youngest son, enjoyed traveling around Europe exploring many wonderful historic lands. Whenthe program was cancelled, the family returned to Boulder, Colorado. IBM sent him back to school to becomean IBM Systems Engineer. His first job with that training led them to Phoenix, Arizona and then on to Tucson.Richard led a three-person team travelling extensively around the world supporting the IBM's Robotic TapeLibrary. The first year covered over two million frequent flyer miles. After two and a half years of travel and a42-year career, Richard retired from IBM.A special acknowledgement of thanks to the staff at Northwest Hospital and Casas de la Luz Hospice. Theircare and compassion during his last days was invaluable.