Richard Best Blomfield was born at Parker Ranch, Hawaii, HI. He was schooled at Iolani School and was a member of Boy Scouts. He was honoured in local newspaper in 1941 for his leadership role with a successful cub pack.
Family of Eirene Alice and JHS Blomfield
Richard Best Blomfield
He served to Lieutenant USNR, 1941-45
Dick graduated AB Cum Laude at the University of Hawaii 1945. He did postgraduate work at Harvard 1945-46 and graduated MA from Columbia University in 1947. He worked as Analyst with Amfac Inc., Honolulu 1947-50, moving to New York in 1950 to take up the position of Manager, Salary Administration with Union Carbide Corp, NYC., 1950-59.
He married Laurel Currey in 1957 at the North Avenue Presbyterian Church, New Rochelle NY. They have a son and two daughters.
Richard worked in Personnel Admin at Mack Trucks, Inc, Plainfield NJ., 1959-61 and American Standard Inc., NYC, 1961-63. He was Vice President American Mutual Insurance Co., Wakefield Mass, 1964-69 and held senior positions with Hornblower Weeks Noyes and Trask Inc., 1969-. He was General Partner, Executive VP, Secretary, Hornblower, Weeks, Hemphill-Noyes Inc., NYC, 1980 and Director, Henry Hornblower Fund Inc and was a member of numerous advisory boards and president of the Wall Street Personnel Association. He retired in 1992 after a heart attack.
He formed Richard B Blomfield Associates (management consultants) in 1980
Adj Lecturer NYU School of Continuing Education. He contributed articles to various professional journals and contributed to several books including: How to Prepare for Management Responsibilities, 1962; Leadership in the Office, 1963; The Recruitment Process, 1967 The Development Process, 19xx;
Laurel died of lung cancer Dec 1 1994 and Dick married Doris Fischer Westervelt on Jan 1 1997. They lived in Pontevedra Beach, FL until Dick's death in March 2000
Dick's Interests included Museums and the Arts, Business, Horticulture and gardening, natural history, hiking and travelling. Doris and Dick were members of The Brass, supporting the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Dick was a Director of Focus Cummer, bringing black people in to Jacksonville's Cummer Museum. He was also a season ticket holder for the Jacksonville Jaguars National Football League team.