Stepcick, Richard John Richard John Stepcick of Dallas died January 29, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 25, 1937. An All-American swimmer at Brooklyn Tech, he went on to graduate from Columbia College in 1959. An exceptional athlete, Richard rowed crew on the Varsity Heavyweight Team as well as being a member of the swimming team. As a sophomore at Columbia, Richard was awarded the Van Am Prize. After graduating, Richard joined the United States Marine Corps
and while in the Marines trained for the 1960 Olympic trials in rowing. Following his honorable discharge from the Marines as a first lieutenant, Richard studied architecture at Rice University. Soon thereafter, Richard began his career in the display industry, holding several notable positions before founding FloorPlan, a custom merchandising and design firm, which he operated until his retirement in 1999. Throughout his life Richard was an avid reader, cartoonist, and supporter of the arts. Richard is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Bettina Stepcick, Anya Lucas and husband Jeff, and Kirsten Howard and husband Rob; step-sons, Gideon Hixon and wife Elaine, and Alex Hixon; grandchildren, Lauren and Grace Lucas, and Caleb, Sarah and Ben Howard; and sister, Carole Stepcick. Richard was a grateful friend of Bill W. for more than 33 years. Memorials may be made to the Marbridge Foundation (P.O. Box 2250, Manchaca, Texas 78652), or to the
. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Christ the King Catholic Church; 8017 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75225. A private inurnment will take place at the Columbarium of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Richardson, Texas.