I just learned of Ritchey's passing today. He and I were friends from Jr high school to early years in Eugene Or. We did several projects together from electronic music to radio plays. I always enjoyed our time together. He even got me to go cave exploring with him and some other friends. I was hoping to meet up with him again at the upcoming Aloha High School Reunion. I always marveled over how smart and inventive he was. I was very happy to see his list of accomplishments, though not surprised.I regret not having stayed in touch with him over the years. I will miss him.