Richard Hudson Sutphin of Hyde Park, Ohio, and Edgartown died of cancer Sunday, June 19. He was 61.

Mr. Sutphin was known for his quick wit, meticulous work ethic and quiet generosity with his time, support and resources. He was happiest when on his boat Deceiver with his family, be it cruising, fishing or just enjoying time on the water.

He was a member of the Edgartown Yacht Club, Edgartown Reading Room and Chappaquiddick Beach Club.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Sutphin was graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and received a business degree from Nichols College in Dudley in 1966. After college, he served in the naval reserve.

Mr. Sutphin was an executive with Reynolds DeWitt, the Cincinnati investment firm. He also served on the boards of Summitt Country Day School, the Beechwood Home and the Ronald McDonald House.

He coached youth soccer and softball teams and took children of extended family members on fishing and camping trips, treating the boys and girls as if they were his own. They called him either Papa Rick or Uncle Rick.

In addition, he was on the board of the Harry L. Laws Co. in Brusly, La. He was a member of the Cincinnati Country Club and the Camargo Club, and he served as honorary chaplain of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Caroline; a son, Richard Jr. of Boston; two daughters, Wendy Sutphin Ritch of Mount Lookout and Melissa Sutphin Marx of New York, and two grandchildren.

Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery was private.

Memorials should be made to the Richard H. Sutphin Family Foundation, PNC Bank, Attention: L. Valker, 201 East Fifth street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.