He was born Feb. 25, 1946, in Maplewood, N.J., and attended Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md., where he was a member of the Key Club and played varsity basketball and track. At Princeton Dick majored in chemistry and was active in winter and spring track, Orange Key, Flying Club, and club athletics, eating at Terrace.
After Princeton he earned an MD-Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Duke Medical School. After house-staff training at Washington University in St. Louis, Dick did research at the NIH before moving to San Francisco for a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF. Dick then joined the faculty at UCSF, where he spent his entire career. For the first 20 years of his career, he focused on research and co-authored nearly 100 scientific articles. He then pivoted to clinical practice and consulted on difficult cases until his death.
Dick is survived by his wife, Jane Martin; children Alex, Beth, and Chris; six grandchildren; and sister Kate Weisiger. The class extends its profound sympathies to them all.