The Davison Family sends their deepest regrets and condolences to the Kazmaier Family. My father, Jack Davison (Princeton Class of 1951), played football with Dick often as his offensive blocker (we Davison kids grew up learning and running those plays in the backyard). I've included a photo from the 1950 Princeton-Yale Game of Kaz (#42) and my father (#34). We grew up hearing incredible stories about the undefeated Princeton teams of 1950 and 1951 and about the amazing "Kaz." Jack Davison admired Richard Kazmaier not only for his athletic ability, but mostly for his integrity and kindness. May all of your memories be blessed and your hearts warmed knowing how Dick touched the lives of so many. Sincerely, Sarah Davison, on behalf of Jack and Diana Davison (Jack passed on April 22, 2013).
My condolences to the Kazmaier family. I worked for him at SR Industries. A well-respected businessman, sportsman, and a father to his family.
My heartfelt condolences to Patty and the Kazmaier family. Dick was an amazing man and although I met him only a few years ago I felt as though I had know him for forever...thanks to all the wonderful stories he shared!
I fondly remember lots of trips to the skating rinks and with Mr. K. and the girls. So sorry for the families loss.
We are sending our sincere condolences to the family. Through the many years we met with Dick at many sporting goods ventures, at trade shows, World Federation of the Sporting Goods industry gatherings, the SGMA, at the ISPO in Munich, at sports meetings and sometimes in Hawaii and we cherish the many occasions where we exchanged thoughts and ideas. He was a great man.
May God bless the family.
Fred & Renee
My deepest condolences to the Kazmaier family. I met Dick years ago as a recruit visiting Princeton. His infectious enthusiasm and approachability made the college decision much easier. What a guy!
I met Mr K when I worked for him at Kendall, he was a great man who gave me a opportunity in business that provided me a direction and career, he will be missed.
Our condolences and blessings for Patty, Sugar and the entire family. Dick will be greatly missed and more greatly remembered. - Pete and Pat Boeing
My sincere condolences to to his family on the occasion of their. Dick Kazmaier was truly dedicated family man, a patriot and superb athlete. We are all the lesser for his passing.
The Greenlese Family sends their condolences and prayers to the Kazmaier Family.
very saddened to hear about the loss of a true legend of Princeton. he truly signified the meaning of college athlete. I am glad his number 42 will forever be retired. he deserves it. May god bless your family during this sad time, and god bless Princeton for having this great on your team. R.I.P. Dick you will be missed
Being in the class behind him at Princeton and HBS and also from Toledo it was great fortune to see almost all of his games and marvel over his entire great life...
God Bless you Mr. Kazmaier. You'll always be remembered. May you RIP...............
May God spirit strength your family,at this time of deep sorrow.
in God's care rest in peace
What a great, great football player. Loved watching a fellow Ohioan play on television back in those days..my Navy days.....
Playing for Wagner College during the years Dick Kazmaier, weighing 170 pounds, starred at Princeton and was awarded college football's highest honor, somehow gave a small measure of realism to the fantasy of an 180 pound tackle in thinking that he, too, could be among the nation's best.
Dick Kazmaier changed my professional life and taught me invaluable lessons about business and life. I have been, and will continue to be, grateful for his vibrant energy--an energy that takes a new form but is with all who knew him. Thank you: my life has been much better thanks to knowing you.
Susan P. Pevear, CFA
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
I still remember him from the movie newsreels of that time. Also he developed his passing skills from throwing through a swinging tire suspended from a rope tied to a tree branch.
May the God Almighty comfort and heal your hearts during this time of grief. Jas 4:8
Mr. Kazmaier was my favorite football player while I was growing up in a small Alabama town a long way off from Princeton. Rest in peace and God bless
Dick Kazmaier, the last of his kind. I'll always remember his exploits,especially as a kid growing up in NJ. He was the embodiment of what a class athlete should be and exemplified amateur athletics at its best. RIP, you "Princeton Tiger".
I met Mr. Kazmaier by chance at Michael's restaurant in Concord one night. What a nice man. RIP. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
This man was the perfect example of what college sports is all about. He carried himself with such dignity. Wonder how many today would opt for Harvard Business School instead of the NFL. Met him once at
a convention and he was such a gentleman. Last of his kind.
Head Football Coach
Vienna High School
Mr. Karmaier also served in the US Navy during the Korean conflict. Some of that service was aboard the USS Lake Champlain.
He had many notable achievenments in his life...and impacted many people in his personal and business career....His family was always his highest priority...and our condolences to them. RIP in peace Dick. Frank and Marie Lomanno
John and I are so sorry to hear about Dick. He was a great guy and will be missed. Our sympathies,
Candy and John Sutfin
With deepest sympathy to the Kazmaier family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
Dick was one of my first sports heroes when I was a young boy. We could use many more like him in athletics today.
May he rest in peace.....
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kazmaier family. Romans 15:33.
Great individual. Was a classmate of JWA Buyers and on the Board of Directors for C. Brewer & Company in Hawaii. Well thought of throughout the organization and had integrity.
I was about 11 years old and lived in a small textile town in upper South Carolina near Clemson but I could not wait to hear or read about Dick Kazmaier's feats on the gridiron.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Furman T.Stansell
I was a scrappy little running back in a Catholic school, but I was fascinated by the exploits of Dick Kazmaier who seemed to be able to everything. May God take him to his his waiting team mates. He gave us kids a great model.
My condolences to The Kazmaier Family. May the God of all comfort be with you as you cope with such a loss.2Cor1:4
It was a great privilege to play Princeton football with Dick and he has served as a wonderful role model for all of us. My sincerest condolences to his family. He will not be forgotten.
Condolences to the family and honor to a man who touched so many of our lives. Maumee will miss you Dick.
Heartfelt condolences to the Kazmaier family. Dick was true American hero both on and off the field. It was an honor to have known him.
My condolences to the Kazmaier family. America has lost a true gentleman and athlete.
God speed Mr. K.
"Few are born like the man who plays the game" ... unknown
Rest in Peace, Dick.