ORWELL-Richard Bolivar Ullom, age 72, died March 30, 2010, at his home in Orwell. Ullom was born in Dover, Ohio on July 24, 1937. He was the son of Claude and Deretha (Bolivar) Ullom. He moved to Connecticut in 1950. He worked as a draftsman and tool designer at Dura Plastics and later with Warren Condit Manufacturing Company. He designed and manufactured the Diamond Lights at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Ullom, with Warren Condit, were best known as the designors, builders and assemblers of the world's first TelePromTers that were used in television broadcasting before the computer age. He and his wife owned and operated Chipman Point Marina in Orwell since 1994. He enjoyed sailing, camping and animals, especially wildlife.
A memorial service "In Celebration of his Life" is being planned towards the end of May, 2010. A date and time will be announced later.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory, for the benefit of The Volunteers at Porter Hospital, 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury 05753.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.