I will miss Rich so much since I really took his friendship for granted, expecting to know him always. As friends both before and after our marriages, Rich was always good about keeping in touch and catching me up on the activities of our mutual friends. He was always willing to try new things from tennis (neither of us played very well) to dance lessons (don't ask!). I knew he played chess and traveled to tournaments but never had any idea of his accomplishments since he never put himself forward. He worked hard and never complained. He found the love of his life in Alicia and spoke so proudly of her. I was so thrilled that my friend had met someone to share his life with. It was so nice that after they married we still remained friends and shared beach vacations and lots of dinners out. He was always content and his faith was an important part of his life. His joy was Alicia and their special trips together. I thank Rich for my friendship with Alicia and hope to make more special memories though there will always be a sense of loss and that is ok because you don't forget special friends.