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Richard Arnold Siegel ’40

Published in Mar. 25, 1998, issue

Dick Siegel died in Atlanta on Jan. 11, 1997, of congestive heart failure. He attended Lawrenceville and studied economics while at Princeton. In 1940 he graduated with an economics degree from the Wharton School, U. of Penn. Dick served in the Army Air Corps as a radio instructor until his discharge in 1945.

Dick's entire life was devoted to running, writing about, and teaching business. His wife partnered his business career, and together their enterprises took them from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., Rochester, N.Y., Cincinnati, and in 1985 to Atlanta, where they established Siegel, Sales, Inc. He taught business and economics after hours at the college level from 1976-80.

Dick's other great love was the game of golf. This led him to write a book in 1978 entitled How Do Your Golf Muscles Know It's Saturday? All who knew Dick well drew inspiration from this man who underwent 13 surgeries the last 23 years of his life, including amputation of the right leg two days before a quadruple heart bypass in 1993. He was back on the golf course in six months. Dick never thought of his leg as a handicap, just an inconvenience.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; daughter Nancy Burson; son Richard, and three grandchildren. The class sends its condolences to the entire family.

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