Dick died July 23, 2006.
Born in Newark, N.J., he graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. At Princeton he was active in the Republican Club and Campus Fund Drive, and was a member of Terrace Club.
Following graduation, he served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. Subsequently, he was a high school history teacher for 35 years and was the co-author of Legacy of Freedom, a widely used history textbook. Rich was a lifelong member of the Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood and a strong supporter of Father Flanagan's Boys Town.
The class extends its sympathy to his sister, Nancy Hetzel; and his nieces, Lisa and Lauren.