Dick was a friend of my wife Valerie and me for more than 30 years. He and I shared a love of flying and fishing. This led to many pleasant days fishing and "hangar flying". Dick's encyclopedic knowledge of aviation and ability to recall people and events reaching back more than 70 years, was extraordinary. He was a great story teller, poet and loved to sing. Dick loved his family and had a great many good life long friends. He was a classy gentleman and will not be forgotten. RIP good friend.