Richard E. Batchelor, 83, of Falmouth died at the Pat Roche Hospice in Hingham on April 28, after suffering a profound stroke at home on April 16.
He was the husband of Alice (Miller) Batchelor.
He was born in London, United Kingdom, to Leslie R. and Winifred (Bannister) Batchelor.
As a 1957 first class honors mathematics graduate of Kings College, University of London, Mr. Batchelor worked for de Havilland Aircraft Company and IBM UK. He moved to the United States after being recruited in 1962 by Honeywell, Inc. as a computer program developer. He won several honors, including the H.W. Sweatt Award, Honeywell’s highest technical achievement. He worked for Honeywell-Bull for 33 years, retiring in 1992 and soon after moved to the Cape.
He met Alice Miller, whom he would later marry, at Arlington Street Church in Boston in 1964. They wed on August 13, 1966, and were married more than 53 years. They bought their first home in Wellesley in 1968 and lived there until his retirement in 1995. They moved to Falmouth and enjoyed 23 years where the family had previously summered.
Mr. Batchelor enjoyed growing orchids and was a past president of the Cape and Islands Orchid Society for two terms. His main interest was Falmouth Community Television. He produced a large number of documentaries covering events around Falmouth.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his son, Dan V. Batchelor of New York. He also leaves his two step-nephews in the UK, Andrew and Nick Tuggey; as well as extended family.
A funeral service will be Saturday, June 1, at 11 AM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 91 Main Street in Falmouth.