Richard was uniquely talented, reliably knowledgable and courageous in character. He had a strong conscience and invested in relationships. His greatness emanated from his paradoxical blend of confidence and humility, always with a twist of quick wit. These characteristics rightfully endeared so many to him.
Working side by side with Richard across the years was always a sight to behold as his uncanny ability to pull out a secret key to unlock any roadblock – just in the nick of time – saved the day on so many occasions.
Richard’s heart was as expansive as his intellect and achievements. He gave more of himself to people and causes that he cared about in his limited years than most people contribute in a lifetime. Our huge sense of loss pales in comparison to the gaping whole likely felt by his family. May God rest his soul and provide comfort to Glenis, the children, and Richard’s extended family of friends and colleagues.