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Obituary: Dr. Richard Field

Dr. Richard “Dick” Field retired dentist and longtime resident of Manhasset died on August 4, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 81 years old.

Dr. Field, son of Dr. Albert E. and Irene Bruguiere Field, was born in Richmond Hill, New York and moved to Manhasset in 1939.

After graduating from Manhasset High School in 1947, he attended Adelphi University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950. He received his DDS degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 and served in the USAF from 1954-56 in Texas. He married his high school sweetheart, Lucy Siegel, in 1955 and returned to Manhasset where he established his Park Avenue dental practice in conjunction with his brother Dr. Albert E. Field Jr.

Dr. Field was very active in the community. As a member, for over 55 years, of the Kiwanis Club of Manhasset, he held a variety of offices including president. Known as the “tomato man” he raised hundreds of tomato plants which he sold to raise funds to support  scholarships and the Kiwanis Pediatric Center at North Shore Hospital. He served as a volunteer for the Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels. In addition, he was a former trustee of the Village of Flower Hill. He was also a former trustee at Christ Church.

Dr. Field was an avid sailor and a longtime member of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club serving on various committees over the years.

He is survived by his wife Lucy, his brother Dr. Albert , daughters Lucy F. Lucas (Ginger) and Dr. Amy F. Watson as well as his grandchildren David Lucas, Anna Watson,  Drew Watson and his two sons -in - law Vane Lucas and Dr. John Watson.

A memorial service will be held to honor Dr. Field on Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m.  at Christ Church, Manhasset.