I miss you Richard. The world that kept us so connected kept us apart. I just learned you left this world. I am speaking to you Richard. Thank you for all you shared and the opportunities you gave me. I cherish even more the copy of your book you allowed me to write a chapter in. Ironically, Cancer Pain Management. So strange we are both afflicted with that horrible disease we fought so hard against. Yes I am writing in the present tense as your great spirit and soul still live within my essence. I will never forget the ASA meeting when everyone was so stuffy and full of themselves. You and Dave Longmire took the band's instruments at the Marriott in New Orleans and jammed. it was such a great human moment. Always proud to know you. I love you Bro. David
I trained w Rick at Einstein in the 80s,They were good times in my life,I will always rebember Rick!!! we started talking again recently , we had much more in common than we realized ,These conversation went on for long periods of time,These conversations were special and will never be forgotten!!!!
Always had a good time with Rick and Pauline. He will be watching over you. God Bless you.
I love you Doc. You were so good to me. I miss you terribly, and cannot wait to meet again on the other side. Peace my friend.
Last summer, when you and Rick came to Baltimore, it had been around 40 years since he and I had last seen each other. With the slightly clearer eye of an adult, I saw what an amazing person he was, a man of great depth and even greater perceptiveness about people. When he was a young teenager, he tried on poses like everyone else, but there was always something genuinely avant garde about him--he was way ahead of the curve in many realms. A very memorable man, underappreciated then, now mourned too soon.
You'll always be in my heart my friend. It was a great adventure to know you and love you. I will always remember you talking to the woman playing the harp at MDACC after your lecture and how we enjoyed hearing her play while we waited for your car. I hope there is a harp in heaven for you. Another new adventure for you. Rest in peace my friend. Will miss you always.
I had the pleasure of playing bass behind Dr. Rick on several occasions, Most Recently on Jan 10, 2013 at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, less than 2 weeks before his death. A class act, he will be sorely missed. :'(
i re-connected with rick recently after we had worked together at anderson-he was a very down to earth, honest, and caring healer with a unique outlook on life-and quite willing to share about his path through this life, speedbumps and all. may the tears turn to smiles, ASAP!
I feel very honored to have know him and worked with him. Pauline and he always have had a special connection and when you became friends of theirs you could feel the love. His love for Pauline, music, life and others is how I will always remember him. Thanks Rick for some wonderful years. I'll see you again the next go around. Hugs :o)
I was grateful to have heard Dr. Patt speak last year to his former colleagues at MD Anderson. Wow! He struck me as an individual whom was present in the moment and positively touched everyone whom was came into his being. I thank his parents for brining him into this world. You were loved by so so many.
We drove down to Houston to see Dr. Rick play his music last year. What a wonderful experience. He was enjoying playing with his brothers and so happy to see old friends. He remember us from the distant past,(Baltimore), but we knew his smile and was so happy to touch paths again.
Pauline and family, thank you for sharing his last year with Rick. We enjoyed his posts on facebook, in the Houston Chronicle and the emails we sent back and forth. He shared so much and kept his smile for such a long time.
He was a shining light and lifted up so many hearts with his deep love of the music.
I became a patient of Dr. Patt's back when he first opened his Private Practice/Clinic here in Houston. He was a Doctor like no other. He listened when others didn't. He offered caring, compassionate care, and put me on the road to getting my life back, at a point when I thought it no longer worth living. My deepest condolences to his wife, Pauline, and his family. He may have played his guitar to a different tune, but, oh, what a tune! May God Bless and comfort you all through this great loss.
Godspeed Rick, you were a great man! Play some good tunes in heaven!