Noted Onset environmentalist remembered for passion, athleticism

WAREHAM — Environmentalist, educator, and athlete Richard “Dick” Wheeler, 88, of Onset, died late last month. “He was just an environmental nut,” said Sandra Wheeler, his wife. “He was a very, very, interesting wonderful man.” Wheeler, who died Jan. 31, dedicated his life to understanding the marine environment, the interconnectedness of all life, and of one’s responsibility to nature, according to a statement on his death released by the Buzzards Bay Coalition. In 1991, driven by a concern a…

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