Richard H. Smull

January 16, 2021


Richard H. Smull, age 74 of Bridgeport passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Mohs) Smull. Born in Trenton, NJ, Richard was the son of the late Walter and Edna (Robinson) Smull. Richard had a long and distinguished career of more than 45 years in the insurance industry, working in Hartford and Manhattan for Industrial Risk Insurers, and Frenkel & Company. He also served in the U.S. Army and was recognized as an outstanding drill instructor. To those who knew Richard, he was also an avid, life-long fan of NY sports teams; especially the Giants and Yankees as well as a devoted fan of the UCONN Huskies women’s and men’s basketball teams. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy (Fryeburg, Maine) where he played on the varsity baseball, basketball and football teams, and from the University of Connecticut (Storrs), where he studied history.

Richard is survived by his loving wife Karen, sons, Geoff (and his wife Naoko) of Tokyo and Tim (and his fiancée Bailey Morgan) of Bridgeport and his beloved grandson Koh Smull. Due to current health concerns, funeral services will be held privately in the future for family. To send online condolences please visit In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to make contributions are invited to donate to one of the following charities or to perform a random act of kindness. Please strive to be a good person, help others and never forget history.      

Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Connecticut Food Bank

First Responders Children’s Foundation

38 East 32nd Street, Suite 602

New York, NY 10016-5566

9/11 Memorial and Museum

180 Greenwich Street

New York, NY 10007 


Private Services


Bridgeport Rescue Mission
PO Box 9057, Bridgeport CT 06601-9057

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