“Captain” Richard (Dick) Mayhew, a long-time resident and active member of the Ridgefield community, passed away on September 20, 2018 in Danbury Hospital after a short illness. He was 98-years old.
Born on June 13, 1920 in Bishop, CA, Richard was the son of the late Harold and Frances Mayhew. He grew up on a family dairy farm in Fillmore, CA and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1938. Richard left the family farm to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot and attended John Brown University in Arkansas, before transferring to Ventura Junior College where he earned a degree in commercial aviation.