Dearest Sandy, Audrey,Debbie & Jamie,
We know how difficult your Loss is. Richard took on a whole Family. And the love & Care shows today in the Life's of you Girls!! You were a family!
And know that to raise and nurture the Family that became his, speaks volume's how Blessed we all were to have known him!
So today we say Thank You for him
As god and his Angels welcomed him into his Eternal Light!!
Most of our memories involve the others at OSI. Like Richard buying a camera to take a picture of everyone and then Richard forgetting how the others are. Richard gets everyone to line up and Ray Pickler drew lines on the chalkboard behind the group and putting height measurements in. Ray is among the less tall and he labeled his line 6ft so everyone else came out taller!
The best way to describe Dick at OSI was that Dick was the straight man. He was great at that and laughed at the shenanigans by the rest of the crew. It was a crazy bunch there and there never was nor never will be a place like that to work again. It was one of kind, ahead of its' time. Dick was part of that. And like I said he was our straight man. And jokes and craziness doesn't work as well without a straight man. He was a good man, kind and caring. It showed. He loved working with hardware and I believe he was one of the men behind the development of the AXP along with JC Tue, the main architect of AXP. He worked hard on marketing that hardware.
Love,Light and laughter,
Ron & Julieanne Case
I saw Richard almost every afternoon as I worked out in the clubhouse gym and watched him walking on the way to the spa. He always gave me a friendly "hello" wave. Seems like it was only yesterday the last time that I last saw him. Once the weather warms up and I go to use the spa, I will fondly think of Richard.
Our father, Dickie, was a God send to our family in many ways. The three things that I am most grateful for are: 1) The day he sat us down and asked if he could marry our Mom, forever changing the quality of our lives. 2) Getting our Mom to stop smoking by asking for that commitment up front and then bribing us with a trip to Disneyland if we caught her slipping up; again improving the quality of our lives. 3) Insisting that we compose a budget and live by it from age 13; ensuring that his three girls grew up with a strong sense of independence and financial awareness. He left his mark in this world through us and now through our children. We will miss him forever and always!!!