He came to Princeton from Kent School, where he participated in football, baseball, and student government.
At Princeton Dick played football and baseball and was a member of Cap and Gown Club. He majored in basic engineering and held a Class of 1930 Memorial Scholarship for four years. He roomed with Jim Baber, Carlos Ferreyros, Dave Fulcomer, Norm Kurtz, Fred Perkins, and Irwin Silverberg.
After graduation he served in the Marine Corps and then earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dick’s career was in environmental engineering at several major corporations in New Jersey, New York, Colorado, and Connecticut. He settled in White Plains, where he was elected to the Common Council and served for 12 years, was a volunteer fireman for 50 years, and was a Boy Scout leader.
Dick is survived by his wife, Barbara; their children, Sara Hendey Brote, Richard S. Hendey III, and Elizabeth Hendey; three grandchildren, Erik, Oscar, and Sophia Brote; his son-in-law, Wilhelm Brote; and his sister, Susan Hendey Jenkins. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.