Richard Kenneth (Dick) Harman, age 83, died May 18, 2023, after a courageous 10-year battle with prostate cancer. He was a native of Buffalo, NY, and a graduate of the University of Buffalo. After serving his country in the National Guard he began his career in broadcasting working in radio stations in Binghamton, NY, Louisville, KY, and Norfolk, VA. A job offer brought him to Richmond in 1976 where he pursued a career in marketing at Brand Edmonds Bolio, Silvers Enterprises, and the State Fair of Virginia. He was also a talk show host, sportscaster, and radio station general manager at WLEE. In 2018 he signed off on 30 years of hosting WCVE’s “Gavel to Gavel”, an introduction to Richmond City Council meetings. He was an announcer for the Tidewater Tides and Richmond Braves, Virginia Squires of the ABA, VCU basketball, University of Richmond women’s basketball, Randolph Macon basketball, and Trinity Episcopal School basketball. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and was a past president of the St. Andrew’s Society.
Survivors include his son, Christopher Stuart Harman; granddaughter, Hailey Harman; great-grandchildren, Connor and Mollie Harman; niece Susanne Lawton- Imai; and nephew Russell Wangler. He is also survived by a special friend, Clara Burner.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 11300 W. Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA with a reception to follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to St. Matthias Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.