He had started college in 1944, then left for two years of Navy service, and returned to join Cottage Club, major in economics, play varsity basketball, and graduate in 1949.
His career in publishing began at F.W. Dodge. After McGraw-Hill acquired that company, he headed several divisions and rose to become executive vice president and president of McGraw-Hill’s information-systems division.
Dick was an avid golf and tennis player and a prominent member of several social and sports clubs, both in the tri-state New York area and in Savannah, Ga., including serving as president of the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens.
Dick and his third wife, Maureen, who where married for 25 years, moved from New Canaan, Conn., to Savannah upon his retirement. He died there Jan. 4, 2020, at age 93. Maureen and their four children survive him, as do four children from his first marriage, 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.