Born May 13, 1942, in Jersey City, N.J., Rich graduated from Lincoln High School, where he was class president his junior and senior years. At Princeton, he was a member of Dial Lodge and the Outing Club. He roomed with John Rush, George Berk, Tom Trunnell, and George Khouri. George remembers that Rich always spoke well of everyone and loved listening to folk music, the Tigertones, and the Nassoons.
After graduation he continued his friendship with his classmate Roger Sachs at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Rich completed his residency in radiology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. His first professional position was as a radiologist for the military, where he served some of the nation’s top generals and military officers at the Pentagon. Richard entered private practice in Alexandria, Va., before relocating to Westchester County and practicing at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. He later completed his medical career at Open MRI in Hempstead, N.Y. Richard was an accomplished physician in the field of radiology.
His friends remember that he always spoke so lovingly of his three children, Richard, Adam, and Jessica; four grandchildren; and a younger brother, Ronald, all of whom survive him.