He was a graduate of Deerfield Academy. In attending Princeton Dick continued a family tradition that included his father Merritt ’29, brother Robert ’63, uncle George ’31, and cousin David ’64. Dick majored in chemistry and was active in the Glee Club; sang with the Tigertones; played hockey, football, and lacrosse; and was a member of Quadrangle Club.
Dick served in the Navy from 1966 to 1969, leaving with the rank of lieutenant. During that time he married Joan Whitney. He joined a division of Continental Oil and worked in chemicals marketing before earning an MBA from Harvard. He spent the balance of his career in banking, working in numerous locations that included Denver, Hong Kong, and Riyadh.
He was active in community affairs, serving for a time on the board of selectmen of Hamilton, Mass. At the time of his death, he and Joan resided in Salem, Mass.
In addition to Joan, Dick is survived by children Thomas and Vivien and grandson Oliver. The class extends its condolences to all of them.