It's taken me a while to write a note of condolence on the passing of this wonderful man/teacher, because I can't possibly do him justice - and I don't believe I've seen him since high school graduation in '72. It's obvious from reading the comments of others that he had the same impact on many that he had on me, and I can only "ditto" much of what has been said. He was a fabulous teacher who made me love math, someone who commanded the great respect of usually disrespectful teenagers with his gentle humor and wit that was never unkind. He was tough, funny, nurturing, inspiring and we knew he genuinely cared about us, his students. He is my all time favorite teacher. I was honored when he asked Alison DeWalt and me to serve as track team statisticians during our senior year. I still remember the mortification I felt at "the look" he gave me several times in his classroom when I disappointed him with my behavior, because I respected his character so much and wanted his approval. I remember attending his wedding to his beloved Bettyanne and was so thrilled for them and touched by the example of their marriage. (I kept the N-J wedding announcement, a napkin with "Dick and Bettyanne October 16, 1971" and a thank you note in my senior year scrapbook.) I also remember him confounding me/us in class with his logic that "Trees cause wind" and not being able to disprove him. It was a privilege to know him. And now, from the perspective of one approaching 60(!) I know he is one that has heard, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Master."