Dick came to us from Troy (N.Y.) High School. At Princeton he majored in chemistry, took meals at Campus, played goalie on our hockey team, and ran the student directory. Upon graduation he married Sally, whom he met at Firestone, and was with her at the time of his death, Veterans Day 2020, which seems appropriate for a former 101st Airborne doctor.
Dick attended medical school at Dartmouth and Harvard, did his residency at the Medical College of Virginia, and then had a 41-year career in New Hampshire at numerous institutions, serving thousands of residents and acting variously as chief of surgery, cancer center chair, and a member of the New Hampshire Medical Review Panel.
He coached hockey and soccer locally, driving a beat-up Chevy Suburban that only had one window handle, which was passed thoughtfully and accurately to each person to roll down the windows. In retirement he spent time on the Maine Coast, traveled widely, and spent time with his grandkids when not pursuing “with passion and zeal, wide ranging activities in genealogy, woodworking, photography, cooking, history, physics, and gardening.”
Dick is survived by Sally; his four children, Richard, Matthew ’92, David, and Susan ’95, along with spouses; and 10 grandchildren, who knew him as “Bop.” The class sends its condolences and regrets the loss of this ever-ready energizer of a man.