, Salem, MA

June 24, 2013

Richard H. Sheppard, 87

Vero Beach, Florida — Mr. Richard H. Sheppard, 87, of Vero Beach, Fla., died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Indian River Medical Center. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna in 2009, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. He was born January 26, 1926, in Everett, Mass., and was a graduate of Everett High School. He has lived in Vero Beach since 2006.

He was a Army veteran of WW II and served with the 25th Division in the Philippine Islands and Japan as a demolition specialist. He was a 50-year member of the Galilean Masonic Lodge in Malden and a member of the Aleppo Shrine Temple in Wilmington, as well as the Vero Beach Shrine.

Mr. Sheppard worked as a salesman in the rubber and plastics industry.

ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family, the services will be private. Donations may be made to the VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Arrangements by the Solimine Funeral Home, Lynn, Mass. Guestbook at