Richard P. Urfer, a longtime summer resident of Seal Harbor, died on March 30, 2019, at the age of 82. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chester Urfer of Spring Green, Wis.
Mr. Urfer was active in international finance throughout his career, starting with Morgan Stanley in the 1960s, when there were fewer than 100 employees, including Mr. Morgan. He subsequently assisted a number of commercial banks in developing investment banking units in New York. These banks included Chase Manhattan, Deutsche Bank, UBS and BW Bank.
Mr. Urfer also spent time in Washington, serving in the Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations in various roles in the Commerce Department.
He had a longtime association with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, first as an advisor to the president, then as a founding member of the International Council.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, his three children, Leigh Ozdemir, Gilbert Urfer and Courtney Thompson and their spouses, three sisters, Joyce Klusendorf, Bonnie Ringelstetter and Betty Overland, and seven grandchildren.