Dick, also known as “Bear” to his Princeton friends, died Jan. 28, 2024, in Pasadena, Fla., after a short illness.

Dick was born in Bound Brook, N.J., and spent his elementary school years in Saudi Arabia, where his father was working for Aramco. The family moved to St. Pete Beach in 1960 and Dick attended Boca Ciega High School, where he was a standout discus thrower and a starting offensive and defensive lineman.

At Princeton, Dick joined the track team, worked in the student laundry, and ate at Dial Lodge. His roommates included Jim Carter, Lou Zibelli (who gave him the nickname Bear), and the late Cal Salls. He was an economics major.

Dick’s lifelong career was in health-care practice management and medical billing, largely for Shared Medical Systems and Physician Practice Management Systems. He married Barbara Tilton in 1970, and they lived on Alloway Lake in southern New Jersey for many years. Later, his work took them to the Florida Keys, New York’s Hudson Valley, and finally back to his childhood home in Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach.

Dick loved fishing and boating, and his particular passion was gourmet cooking. His culinary hobby led to many overseas trips, and his and Barbara’s favorite destinations were Spain and Portugal.

Dick is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara; son Alexander and his wife Shannon; and grandchildren Delanie, Alexander, and Quinn.

Undergraduate Class of 1969