Richard died Sept. 2, 2023, in Harrison, N.Y.

Richard, or “Richie” as he was called by his three sisters, was born in New York City and was raised in Tinton Falls, N.J. He attended Monmouth Regional High School with his future Princeton classmate Melinda Boroson. Upon graduation he then followed his father, Richard Bothwell Hamilton ’45, to Princeton, as did his sister Kathryn Hamilton Fink ’76. At Princeton Richard majored in economics. His thesis was titled “The Determinants of Cost Variation and the Role of Economics of Scale in the Costs of Education.”

Richard was a talented and successful media executive in New York City, first at Benton & Bowles and later at its successor DMB&B. He was a deeply respected leader and mentor in his field. He was a devoted member of the Harrison community and the local 12-step community.

He was devoted to his children, Eric and Lisa, and shared with them his love of Alfred Hitchcock movies and the New York Yankees, as well as his commitment to self-improvement and the gratitude he felt for his family and support system.

The class sends its condolences to Richard’s children and his sisters.

Undergraduate Class of 1973