Dick died Jan. 23, 2002, at Hartford [Conn.] Hospital. Born in DC, Dick prepared at the Kingswood School. At Princeton, Dick played soccer and lacrosse, was a keyceptor and a member of the Orange Key and Semper Fidelis Society. A member of Cannon Club, he roomed with Stan Shaughnessy '60, Fred Matthews, and Tomas Kukic '60.
Following graduation, Dick was with Pratt & Whitney and earned an MBA at the U. of Hartford. Dick was still with that company during our 25th reunion, but after that the story of his professional and personal lives is considerably less clear.
We do know that Dick faced many challenges and hurdles in his later years, some of which proved to be too much for him. We wish that we'd seen more of him and had been able to be part of his support system.
He is survived by a sister, Lelia Armstrong, sons Richard Jr. and Austin, and a grandson.
The Class of 1961