He was a graduate of Lakewood High School in Cleveland, Ohio. At Princeton he was elected to office in most of the several activities in which he was engaged — Cannon Club, the Class of 1954 itself, the Bicker Study Group, and the freshman baseball team. He played varsity baseball and sang in the freshman and varsity Glee clubs.
Dick’s bachelor’s degree in engineering prepared him for posts at McGean Chemical and the Chemical Division of B.F. Goodrich over a period of 25 years.
But on the side he was a skilled fundraiser, active in Annual Giving and alumni affairs, leading to a one-year hiatus on Princeton’s Annual Giving staff and, eventually, to a second career spanning 20 years at the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Dick was a devoted and active member of Webster Groves Christian Church, an avid golfer, and enthusiastic fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. A lover of music, he sang in choral groups most of his life.
Dick was predeceased by his sister, Jean, and his brother, Paul. Dick is survived by his wife, Donna; his children, Richard Jr., John, Mark, Jennifer, Stephen, Anne, and Sharon; and nine grandchildren.