Richard A. “Rick” Edelman
November 5, 1947-July 18, 2016
Richard A. Edelman, fondly known as Rick, age 68, of Milton, DE passed away after a valiant battle against cancer on Monday, July 18, 2016.
Born in Los Angeles, California on November 5, 1947 he was a son of the late Jack Leo Edelman of Palm Desert, California and the late Dorothy Mohr (Edelman) Lipman of Seattle, Washington. Rick graduated from Los Angeles High School, where he ran long distance track/cross country, graduating in 1965. He then attended University of California, Berkeley, graduating in the class of 1970. Rick later obtained his MBA from Pepperdine in Malibu, CA. He spent many years in the field of pharmaceutical and medical device marketing. Rick later launched his independent company, Acacia Strategy, LLC, that helped guide small-sized to Fortune 500 companies in successfully completing their strategic planning.
Rick loved being active, especially, when it came to his favorite sports such as running, fencing, and golfing. In his leisure time, Rick enjoyed visiting the beach, cooking, watching classic movies and reading. He looked forward to retiring and enjoying his new home and community at the Delaware beach with his wife, Cynthia S. Lowder. Rick met Cindy in September 2003 at a new medical device launch in Boston, MA and after many months of long distance dating (he in CA and she in MD) he relocated to Maryland where they shared each others interests. He loved the historic Maryland/Pennsylvania/Delaware/Virginia landmarks, as he often said, “Anything old in California is from the 1940’s.” The couple married in October 2012, residing in Havre de Grace, MD. They just recently relocated to the Delaware beach where they were hoping for many happy years yet to come. Rick will be dearly missed, they were each other’s soul mates.
Rick is survived by his wife, Cynthia S. Doss Lowder of Milton; children, Alex Edelman (Jordan Hay) of Seattle, WA and David Edelman of Westport, CT; stepsons, Matthew Lowder (Becky Streaker Lowder) of Perryville, MD, Christopher Lowder (Micaela Piccolo) of Seoul, S. Korea, Taylor Lowder of Chandler, AZ; brother, Marshall Edelman (Betty-Gene) of Southampton, NJ; sister, Jan (Edelman) Kritzer of Seattle, WA; father and mother-in-law, Norman W. and Shirley B. Doss of Charlestown, MD; grandchildren, Angus and Ursula Edelman, and Samuel Lowder; and many other special in-laws, nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 1:00 pm. Friends and guests are invited to a memorial luncheon following the service at the Embassy Suites, 654 South College Avenue, Newark.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.