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RICHARD D., 67, of Newtown Square, on Dec. 2, 2012 after a five year courageous battle with cancer. Rick was born on Jan. 17, 1945 in Phila., PA to the late Irvin S. Bay and Marion Clark. Rick graduated from John Bartram High School in 1962. He started his career in the mailroom at Chilton Publishing Co. in West Phila. working his way up the ladder learning each facet of the business while attending Temple University at night. He also served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. Rick was currently Publisher/President of Jobson Medical Information located in Newtown Square. During his long career in publishing, Rick had many outstanding accomplishments and awards while doing the work he enjoyed so well.
He was loved and respected for his knowledge, loyalty and generosity. He was a mentor to many and will be best remembered for his devotion to his family and friends, his keen wit and sense of humor.
Rick met the love of his life, Jeanne Kirk, while they were in high school and celebrated 43 years of marriage this past June.
Survivors in addition to his devoted wife, Jeanne and his nephew, Larry Kirk are his sisters Connie Cerone with whom he shared a very special relationship, Jeanne Mendel, Lisa DiTomo, Janice Downing, and brother, Thomas Bay; along with brothers and sisters-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who have all added so much joy and love to his life.
A life celebration is planned for a future date. Contributions in his memory may be made to Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, PO Box 21688, Charlestown, SC 29413 or at www.headandneck.org


Published on Philly.com on Dec. 4, 2012
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