He was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Huntingdon, Pa., to Amos Huston and Sarah Campbell. Dick came to Princeton from Huntingdon High School. He graduated with honors in basic engineering. He was quarterback on the 150-pound football team and lettered in track, running the half-mile. He served two years in the Army at Fort Belvedere, N.J., and earned an MBA from the University of Detroit.
He was interviewed on campus and accepted a position with Ford Motor Co., and remained there until he retired in 1986 as director of personnel and organization at Ford’s world headquarters in Dearborn.
He enjoyed his retirement years while giving back. He ran the Detroit Marathon five times as well as 10K and 5K races. He participated in Meals on Wheels and was a hospice volunteer. He loved the many dogs that shared the family’s lives. He exemplified his motto: “An Attitude of Gratitude.” Friends and family commented that you couldn’t be around Dick without smiling.
Dick is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy; children Rick and John; stepson John Cannarsa; and grandson Chase. His first wife, Donna, and daughter Kate predeceased him.