• Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom
    Salem, OR
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Richard Alvin Proksch 1947 - 2013

Richard Alvin Proksch

September 10, 2013
I just saw notice of Dick's passing. My prayers go out to you and your family. Dick holds a warm spot in my heart. When we worked together at the University of Maryland, the pharmacy department went through a rough transition, and Dick was a rock. He was so unflappable! He and I spent about 5 days together touring around central Europe after we had the opportunity to go to Germany as part of a continuing pharmacy education team for the US Army near Heidelberg. We had a lot of laughs, learned a thing or two, and became good friends. It was my first trip abroad, and, in his usual manner, he exuded calm control and a "steady-as-she-goes" approach to the few challenges we faced. I haven't seen or spoken with him much lately, but I will miss him. God bless you. Peace.
August 22, 2013
Jennifer, I am sorry to hear about your loss, I am sorry to send my condolences so late, my husband was in the hospital, please know that I was praying for you and your boys, may you find peace and confort in the Lord.
August 21, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about Dick's passing; you and he were a great couple. I was thinking about him last month when we went to see Frankie Valli, (a real oldy), but I knew the words. Back in the day he & I went to the Inner Harbor to see the PLATTERS, & he knew all the words! Such an enjoyable time. I hope you and your family find peace & comfort in the near future. My heartfelt condolences,
Cleve Yee
August 13, 2013
Deb, I am so sad to hear the news about Dick. We were all residents together at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore and I can still see him in his "whites". He was a good mentor for Steve Allen and myself. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
August 13, 2013
Like others, I worked with Dick at Salem Hospital. Among my memories is his precariously piled high desk, in which he could amazingly find whatever I was referencing, and a meeting in the administrative conference room with his "cheese head" on! He was a generous spirit. I am glad to have experienced his smile in retirement recently.
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