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January 22, 2013
Dr. Dick was our very close friend for almost 40 years. We will miss his regular phone calls, keeping us up to date about his life and activities of the friends we shared. We will always remember his hilarious story about his ride home from an Orioles game on a church bus. We also will treasure the good times we had with Debby and Dick on our visits to Maryland. We wish Debby and the family comfort and strength during this difficult time. We will miss you terribly, dear friend.
January 19, 2013
Thank you so much for all the kind words and fond memories of my dad. It is so nice to hear stories from people whose lives he touched. We are so proud of him and miss him dearly. He had such a genuine joy for life and it means so much to us to have him live on in people's memories and to be able to hear about it. We love you, Dad.
January 14, 2013
What a good guy! Sorry to get this e-mail.
January 13, 2013
Dick,
I will miss your laugh and your passion. I looked forward to our phone conversations. I will always think of you when I come across items of your interest I can no longer forward.
God Bless You and Your Family.
January 11, 2013
Dick, I'll miss you - as will all who knew you. My condolences to Deborah.
January 11, 2013
I knew and worked with "Dr Dick" as I called him, for over 20 years. We did not work together continuously but on several projects for varying lengths of time. I was a field op/signals analyst and in working together we earned each others respect and became friends. I could walk into his office anytime and he always had time to talk to me. Often in our discussions he would remember some obscure article he had read many months before that related to our topic and go to his "files" to dig it out. Now, Dr. Dick had a unique filing system as many of you know. To us it just looked like he stuffed things in a drawer until it was full and then stuffed some more. But he, just like a Robin, could reach down just once and pull out exactly what he was after. As much as anything he enjoyed the look of amazement on our faces when he did this. Dr. Dick was about making a difference, and he made an encouraging difference in my life and my work, as I'm sure he did for many others. Dr. Dick had a way of communicating complex technical issues to non-technical people in a way that they could understand, and with which they could do something positive. His humanity and approachablility are qualities I continue to try to emulate. Please extend my heartfest condolences to his wife, Deborah, and his entire family.
Joe Olenik, CMSgt USAF, retired
January 11, 2013
Dr Dick's friends in the UK remember him as a throughly-decent, highly-respected and well-liked man of great talent, always ready to help and with a great sense of humour. His passing is very sad.
January 11, 2013
Dick will be greatly missed. I'm glad I had the chance to know him and will miss our always educational talks.
January 11, 2013
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
January 10, 2013
Dr. Dick will always be remembered, as a leader, a mentor, inspiration, and a patriot. Dick served our country his entire life and will be sorely missed.
January 10, 2013
Dick was a source of immeasurable inspiration to me. I will never forget him!
January 10, 2013
A man of many accomplishments, but more importantly, truely a really nice guy and great friend.
January 09, 2013
Dick,
You were one of kind and glad to count you among the band of brothers. Commitment, integrity, loyalty as a husband, father, friend and patriot. You are missed by many. May God be with you.
Jerry Custin
January 09, 2013
Good bye friend enjoyed our long time work relationship and our conversations for the last 15 years before departing to spend the summers in Mackinaw and the winters in Florida.I will always remember our freindship.God bless your family.
January 09, 2013
I knew and worked briefly with Richard. We were amazed with his intelligence and accomplishments, and his humor was just as outstanding. Our prayers are with you.
January 09, 2013
Farewell to an esteemed friend and work colleague of over 30 years. I will miss your advice, counsel and above all your friendship.
January 09, 2013
Dick,

I will miss you and never forget your contributions to
others. -Andy-
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