Shelly and Rick, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all during this time.
Richard truly embraced life and had a genuine concern for others. He sets the bar high for the rest of us. My life has been enriched by the privilege of being in his circle.
Rich was a wonderful man who always saw the good in everyone. A very generous and giving man. I always enjoyed listening and participating in the great philosophical discussions. My sympathy and condolensces goes to Rick, Karen and Shelly and their families and also the community in which he lived. They all have suffered a great loss. For anyone whom came to know him and call him friend, was certainly blessed. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Our father had a great sense of humor and since he fully expected to celebrate more birthdays, we hope he would have appreciated our description of his unexpected demise.