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Jan.19, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 6


Richard D. Banyard ’63

Published in the Jan.19, 2011, issue

Dick died peacefully Aug. 21, 2010, at home in Greenwich, Conn., after a battle with cancer.

The son of an Episcopal bishop of New Jersey, Dick joined us from the Lawrenceville School. He majored in biology, ran cross-country for three years, and ate at Cannon. His roommates senior year were Tom Broadie, Marty Edelman, Roger Mentz, Jim Mitchell, and Dave Sloan.

After college he went to medical school at Columbia and served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy.
An ophthalmologist and educator, he held a faculty appointment at Edward Harkness Eye Institute in New York and practiced privately and at Greenwich Hospital from 1973 until his retirement in 2008. Among his roles at the hospital were chief of ophthalmology and chief of staff.

A past president of the Greenwich Medical Society and the Fairfield County (Conn.) Medical Society, Dick was an active volunteer in town, a boater, a model railroader, and a collector of locomotive replicas. Steve Klausner, a patient of Dick’s, praised him as “a warm, caring physician who was highly respected by his colleagues, his patients, and his community.”

The class shares the sorrow of his wife, Sandy; children Victoria, David, Elizabeth, and William; six grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Mary Rose Geissler.

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