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Richard T. Lands ’64

Published in Oct. 21, 1998, issue

Ric Lands died June 14, 1998, in Toccoa, Ga., after a short bout with cancer.

Ric was born in Toccoa and prepared at Blair Academy. Although Ric entered with '64, his thesis work in the English department spanned two years and he graduated with '65. At Princeton, Ric was a member of the Glee Club and the Footnotes, of which he served as president his senior year, the freshman fencing team, and Terrace Club. He participated in the Air Force R.O.T.C. program and was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation, subsequently serving as a Titan II and Minuteman missile and launch officer in Arizona, North Dakota, and in various comparable roles overseas. He retired from the Air Force as a major in Mar. 1986 after 20 years of service.

Following his retirement, Ric pursued a long-standing interest in cooking, attending the LaVerne Cooking School in Paris for a year and, after returning to the U.S., serving until his death as culinary producer for the Natalie Dupree Cooking Show, which is broadcast from Atlanta, and as editor of her cookbooks and recipes.

Ric is survived by his parents, Joseph and Ruby, two uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews, to all of whom the class extends its heartfelt sympathy.

The Class of 1964

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