Richard came to Princeton after graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy. He majored in sociology, was on the swim team, and was publicity manager of the Yacht Club and on the executive committee of Tower Club. His roommates were John D. Griswold and Richard Haury.

Upon graduation he joined the Navy and became a lieutenant, serving aboard cruisers and amphibious forces. He went on to pursue a career in sales and marketing mostly within the leather industry.

For the majority of his life, Richard resided on the East Coast, primarily in New Hampshire — in Peterborough, Grantham, and ultimately in Manchester. An avid outdoorsman who loved flyfishing and hiking, he worked in the White Mountains over a couple of summers as a hutman for the Appalachian Mountain Club in the Greenleaf and Lonesome Lake huts.

Richard died Feb. 16, 2024, at his home at RiverWoods in Manchester. He was predeceased by his wife, Connie, and son Chris. Richard is survived by his children Rosemary, Beth, Amy, and Peter; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He received both a Christian burial and a burial with military honors.

Undergraduate Class of 1951