Rick died at his home in Gold Canyon, Ariz., on Feb. 6, 2000. He was 78.
He came to Princeton from Walnut Hills H.S., in Cincinnati, and Santa Monica Junior College. While on campus Rick majored in modern languages, belonged to Charter Club, and was active in boxing and 150-pound crew. His roommates included Earl Biscoe and Hase Griffin.
Following accelerated graduation Rick flew as an observation pilot with the Army Field Artillery Service with the rank of first lt.
After WWII ended Rick managed his family's citrus farm in Texas. Later, he worked in advertising with P&G as their manager of print media, before leaving to become pres. of Peck-Heeking Advertising.
Rick moved to Arizona in 1965, settling in Phoenix, where he resided for 23 years, later retiring to Fountain Hills and Gold Canyon. Most of his spare time was devoted to his hobby of searching for legendary lost mines; he was considered a leading authority on the Lost Dutchman Mine.
Survivors include his wife, Joan, sons Richard Jr. and Harlin, a daughter, Georgia, and two grandchildren. To the entire family we send our deepest sympathies.
The Class of 1943