He was born in Spring Lake, N.J., graduated from Toms River High School, and served in the Army for 13 months before enrolling in Princeton as an electrical engineer. A member of Campus Club and a sports reporter for the Press Club, his roommates included Gary Herrin and Nick Nicholson.
After brief jobs with Sperry Gyroscope and Philco, Dick moved to the Denver area in 1959 to work for Lockheed Marietta (now Martin Marietta) as an aerospace engineer for 23 years.
With a weekend home in Keystone, Colo., Dick and his wife, Faye, greatly enjoyed skiing, hiking, fly-fishing, and other pleasures of the Rockies. Dick was also active in land conservation, nature preservation, and other environmental causes.
Predeceased by his wife and daughter, Dick is survived by a son and two grandsons.