He spent the next three years earning a master’s degree in theology at the General Theological Seminary in New York City and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in October 1956. He later earned advanced theological degrees from Temple University and Eden Theological Seminary. Dick served as a parish priest in the dioceses of New Jersey, New York, Missouri, and Pennsylvania, the last 17 years of active ministry as rector of the Church of the Advent, Kennett Square, Pa. He was also interested in parish development and served as a consultant to parishes and dioceses before and after his retirement.
Dick’s first wife, Joyce, died after 33 years of marriage, and his second wife, Jan, died after 26 years of marriage. He is survived by two sons, two daughters, two stepsons, 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.