Richard Kocian, a longtime resident of Martha’s Vineyard, died on Dec. 2 in Sarasota, Fla. after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife Joan, sons Keith and Michael, and daughter in law Lisa.

Dick lived happily in West Tisbury for many years and has resided in Chilmark for the past seven years. Prior to that he lived and worked in Fairfield County, Conn., until fulfilling his many-years wish of making the Vineyard his full-time home.