Richard died Feb. 20, 2018, in Lafayette, Calif., less than a week after celebrating his 91st birthday.

Born Feb. 16, 1927, he grew up in Princeton, where his father was a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. Richard was, therefore, truly a faculty brat, attending Princeton High School and joining our class in November 1946 after a year in the Army. He majored in history and was a member of Prospect Club, the Pre-Med Society, and Westminster Fellowship. Richard worked in the Soil Mechanics Lab, Commons, and taught Sunday school at Jamesburg along with Bernie Peyton.

Richard graduated from Cornell Medical School in 1954 and moved to Moraga, Calif., to establish a private practice in internal medicine. He married Jean Grantham. He retired in 1993 and moved to Lafayette, where he remained active in many sports, including backpacking, camping, and running in marathons. As he said in our 50th-reunion yearbook, “It’s been a great life.”

Richard’s son, Eric, predeceased him, but he is survived by sons Mark and Paul; his partner, Nancy Bowers; and a “fourth son,” Alex Nagappan. We offer our condolences to them all.

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Undergraduate Class of 1949

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