Dick's sudden death March 8, 2005, leaves an enormous gap in our diminishing ranks and a deep sense of loss.
Upon graduating from St. Louis Country Day, he was swept into the Army, where he served in the European theater and received three battle stars. Entering Princeton in 1946 he excelled academically while singing in the Nassoons and, as he put it, enjoying "parties with girls."
Dick's marriage to Mary Ann in 1952 marked the beginning of a lifelong love affair. They moved to Sheboygan, Wis., in 1957, where Dick became a first-class surgeon, an enthusiastic civic activist, and over time, the happy patriarch of a loving family of three children and four grandchildren.
"Every time of life has seemed the best time," he wrote for our 50th, a sentiment reflected in his "retirement" business card advertising newly acquired skills, such as "castrating alligators," "emptying bars," "starting revolutions," and "quelling uprisings."
He served us in many ways and carried our banner in countless parades, most always in the company of his wife, Mary Ann. They would perform an awesome dance â€” something like a pas de deux combined with an Indian war chant. He was larger than life.
To his "sweetheart of 53 years" and his family, we offer this modest, loving tribute to a great guy.
The Class of 1947