Richard-Riis Jr.-Obituary

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Richard A. Riis Jr.

Jun 7, 1924 - Mar 12, 2014

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What a great bio - so inspirational. it is personalities like the Riis family that make our planet a better place. Warm Wishes from your good friends in the Southland.

I'm sorry for your loss, Muriel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Eva Dunbar, redding, california

What a wonderfully accomplished man! So sorry for your loss, Rob, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Much love to you.

all my good thoughts go out to muriel - we both share a passion for the new york times.

I remember Mr. Riis from when I was attending Magnolia in the 60's. I didn't know he was a war hero. What a nice thing to learn about him. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Best wishes from all your friends in Santa Rosa.

I am in awe of Dick's life and work which embodies enduring principles of equitable education in all public roles he played. His lifetime of leadership skills helped FEMA when he arrived in L.A. during Northridge Earthquake 20 years ago. In his own way, he was a force of nature certainly impacting the well-being of Redding. My admiration goes out to Dick's family for their support and loving kindness.

Our sympathies on your loss of Dick. Our entire family loved him! Darlene, Kathy and David Blancett.

Dick was my inspiration for leadership. He fostered my passion for education! Dick hired me in the mid-70s. From that point, I knew that I had a person who would encourage me to be all that I could, in order to help children achieve all that they could. He is the person who told me that if you hear a "no" to look for a different way until I heard a "yes." Little did we know that his influence would be taken to other states, Japan, & China. I'll always remember...


Richard's Obituary

It is with great sorrow that the Riis family announces the passing of Richard A. Riis Jr.Richard passed quietly and peacefully at his home on March 12, 2014. He was born on June 7, 1924 in Stamford, Connecticut to Richard A. Riis Sr. and Genevieve Gaffen-Riis and they lived in the Cos Cob...

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