“The nation’s service” is performed as much in our cities and towns as in the environs of Washington. Your memorialist recognizes this more with almost every submission. Ric personified it.

Waterloo, Iowa, figured greatly in his life. Born there in 1937, he graduated from West High School in 1955. He departed to spend a year at the Lawrenceville School before following his brothers Bob *55 and Don ’50 to Princeton, majoring in politics (strong minor in bridge), dining at Campus, and aiming toward a career in law.

Ric graduated with us and returned closer to home at the University of Iowa College of Law. There he earned a law degree and the hand of Mary Virginia Bush in 1963 and returned to Waterloo. They enjoyed traveling — especially to their retreat in Door County, Wis., on Lake Michigan.

Ric spent the ’60s as a trust officer with the National Bank of Waterloo before launching himself into the private practice of law, which he pursued until his retirement in 2015. Waterloo reciprocated his affection and commitment. He was recognized for his indefatigable service in senior positions in a host of municipal and state undertakings and nationally as director/treasurer of the National Dairy Cattle Congress.

Ric died Oct. 20, 2020, of COVID-related complications. He is survived by Mary, their three children and spouses, and seven grandchildren. We offer the condolences of all his classmates.

Undergraduate Class of 1960