Richard Partridge died peacefully on February 27, 2022 at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. He was 91 years old.

A resident of Princeton since 1961, he was born in Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in South Orange. After graduating from Pingra School in 1948, he entered Harvard and received an AB degree in 1952. In 1955 he married Noel Hu. In 1957 he received a bachelor’s degree. Harvard Law School degree. He served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany.

After graduating from law school, he went to work in the legal department of Western Electric, a manufacturing subsidiary of AT&T. Prior to retiring in 1989, his entire career was in the Bell System companies. He has held two services in the parent company, one in the AT&T long lines division and one in the general division, working on regulatory issues. From 1970 to 1973, he was Attorney General, Secretary and Treasurer of Laboratories Sandia, a subsidiary of Bell System in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which worked for the U.S. government, primarily in the development of nuclear weapons. In Albuquerque, he was the trustee of Sandia School, a private school for girls.

He is survived by his wife, Noel Hu Partridge, who is 67 years old; from daughter Elizabeth Raymond of Brin Moore, Pennsylvania; and two sons, John of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and William of Chardonnay, Ohio. Also surviving are his sister Joan Bernard of Vernouillet, France, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Organizations run by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Princeton Medical Center Foundation (https://www.princetonhcs.org/princeton-medical-center-foundation).

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