He was born in Lynn, Mass., and grew up in Marblehead, Mass. While in high school, he was an Eagle Scout, student council president, and captain of the track team. At Princeton, he was a cheerleader, a member of the Undergraduate Schools Committee and the Dan’s Day Committee, and ate at Quad.
After Princeton, Dick served in the Air Force, received the Meritorious Service Medal, and was honorably discharged as a captain in 1974 after six years of service. After leaving the Air Force he became a veterinarian and practiced for more than 35 years, owning the Kindness Animal Hospital in Ossipee, N.H.
He worked closely with the Lakes Region Humane Society, serving on the board of directors for several years as well as donating his services and supplies for displaced pets in need. He was an avid supporter of public education and equality, and opened his practice to students to intern with him in hopes of helping them decide if a career in veterinary medicine was for them. He loved to teach and designed a curriculum that is still used today.
Dick is survived by his wife, Charlene, and daughters Natalie, Kimberly, and Hannah. To them, the class extends its profound sympathies.