The world will not be the same. The Theater Department office (and the box office, as well) we're always a more cheerful place with Dick's presence. His soft, casual demeanor and upbeat sense of humor made being a part of SUNY's theater department, in the glory years, so much easier. He will always be a part of who I became in those years. As I learned from Dr. B. the importance of a strong work ethic, I learned from Dick the importance of enjoying life, itself. Marissa, my heart goes out to you. We lost my father (Rick Hofferbert) just a few years ago. Carry on the zest for life that Dick taught us all!