Deceased October 5, 2018
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Dick died at 91 on Oct. 5, much to my surprise. I had spoken to him a few months earlier, and overall he had been optimistic and enthusiastic.
Dick, who went to Amherst High School, joined Psi Upsilon and played on the baseball team. After Amherst, he worked for International Harvester before going in the Navy from 1952 to 1954.
He then decided to learn about graphic arts and earned a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon in 1956. The rest of his career was spent in advertising and sales, almost entirely on the West Coast. He left California Graphics in 1980 to become vice president of George Rice and Sons, a quality printer, retiring in 1990.
In 1994 the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce gave Dick its annual award for service. He had adopted a classroom in a public school and was active in Rotary. He also served as an associate class agent.
Dick died in Wilmington, N.C. Our sympathies go out to his wife, Barbara, and his children (whom he shared with his first wife), Richard Jr. ’76, Amity and Katherine.
John Priesing ’50