Romney, Richard Adams
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009
TROY Richard Adams Romney, born July 15, 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah, died in Troy, N.Y. on July 15, 2009. Mr. Romney had been a resident of the Van Rensselaer Manor since September 2001 where he received wonderful care and made many friends. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, he served in the North Sea, receiving an honorable discharge in 1944. Mr. Romney was a resident of Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 1945 to 1997 where he worked in the real estate and insurance industries. From 1950 to 1954, he was a gallery assistant at the Betty Parsons Gallery, Manhattan, the first home of artist like Ellsworth Kelly, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. He was the original owner of Pollock’s “Number 3 1949.” The great relationship of his life was that with the American heiress and supporter of the arts, Alice deLamar. Their correspondence for half a century resides in the Beinecke at Yale.