Richard Lakin


Age: 76

Israeli-American retired schoolteacher and principal at Hopewell Elementary School in Glastonbury, Connecticut who was critically wounded in a Palestinian attack on Oct. 13, 2015 when two men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers after another assailant rammed a car into a bus before stabbing bystanders in a near-simultaneous attack that day, bringing the death toll from those two attacks to four making it the deadliest day for Israelis in five weeks of violence that erupted over tensions surrounding a Jerusalem holy site, in which 11 Israelis have been killed in all (mostly in stabbings) while 52 Palestinians including 30 identified by Israel as attackers have been killed by Israeli fire.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a terrorist attack

Born: June 29, 1939

Died: October 27, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel