Dick died Oct. 8, 2009, at his home in Richland, Wash.
He came to us from Bound Brook, N.J., where he graduated from Bound Brook High School. He left Princeton after his freshman year and graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics in 1959, a master’s degree in 1960, and Ph.D. in 1966. Dick was a member of the American Physical Society and Sigma XI.
After teaching at the University of Oregon, the University of California, Riverside, and Oregon State University, he went on to work at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland.
He won numerous awards for his work on gamma-sensitive glass fibers that can be used for a variety of applications, including homeland security and cancer treatment.
Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman and also won regattas in his single racing shell.
To Nancy, his wife of 51 years; his four married daughters; and 10 grandchildren, the class extends deepest sympathy to this true Renaissance man.