Rich died Nov. 16, 2022, of chronic kidney disease. 

He came to Princeton from Lynbrook (N.Y.) High School, where he was a three-sport letterman and class president. At Princeton, Rich majored in religion, played freshman and varsity lacrosse, and was a member of Tiger Inn. He was an ardent supporter of Princeton lacrosse, serving for many years as treasurer of the Princeton Lacrosse Association.

Rich was known for his quick wit, extensive vocabulary, and hearty laugh. Upon graduation, he taught English and history at Kingswood School in Hartford, Conn., where he met his wife, Nancy. They were married for 54 years.

In 2001, Rich earned a master’s degree in counseling and in 2006 was licensed by the State of New York in marital and family therapy. He loved this work and in addition volunteered for 10 years as a listener at South Nassau County Community Hospital.

Rich enjoyed returning for Reunions and getting reacquainted with classmates. For many years, he served as class agent and phone-a-thon caller. He had an engaging spark of life that brightened a room; his presence will be missed by all who knew him.

Rich is survived by his wife, Nancy; their two children, Courtney ’92 and Hayden; son-in-law Ed Gilman; grandchildren Trevor and Caroline; and his mother, Marie. The class offers its condolences to them all.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1964