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Richard Alan "Rick" Baxter

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August 04, 2008
Kind people are the kinds of people that keep LOVE alive. Rick, Thank you for being that kind of people.
August 03, 2008
Sending all of Rick's family and friends my heartfelt sympathy. Although I have not seen Rick in many years - Buffalo & Brooklyn memories remain fresh and alive because of the special vitality and zest for life that Rick possessed. He touched my heart and I am grateful to have known him.
August 03, 2008
And yet, another picture from "The Happy Place" last year. Rick, aka "The Master of Tubing", telling us how to do it properly, and with style.
August 03, 2008
Here is a picture of Rick and I at the lake house (the happy place) last year. Even though this was last year, he will always remain with us.
August 03, 2008
See this website for great words from Rick Baxter about Hurricane Katrina.

http://livesconnected.com/


Follow the link, click the "X" and click Rick B. in the top right of the screen.
August 02, 2008
Rick's life was larger than words. I can't find the right ones to put here. He affected all of our lives in so many ways. His fearless spirit of adventure, his talent, his generosity, his unstoppable work ethic. There was just so much about Rick. He did so many things in life. And he always did them larger than life somehow. He could light up any room he entered. He was and always will be a great inspiration to me.
August 01, 2008
I will miss Rick. His creativity, passion and ability to draw people to each other and himself. He was just a cool guy. My thoughts are with his loving parents and siblings, relatives, friends and Peter Mayer family.
August 01, 2008
Rick may have lived and loved New Orleans....but he'll always be a Buffalo Boy to me! Rick has been a lifelong friend of our family, and an especially dear friend of my brother Joe. I will always remember Rick from our youth and of coming of age together. Rick’s artistic talent was "home-grown" on the streets of Tonawanda, NY! Rick, Brian, and Joe produced and directed movies together starring neighborhood kids, used our garage to construct the most terrifying haunted houses, and taught me how to disco dance in our living room in the 70's! I remember sharing drink and food (in that order!) together at wild and wonderful gatherings in NYC when "the boys" first moved out of Buffalo to the big city. I remember frolicking together at The Palladium Dance club in NYC in the 80's, hanging out and talking at The Claremont House in Buffalo, and on and on. Although, we haven't seen one another in years, Rick was and always will remain a part of our family. I will always remember Rick’s great smile, his energy and enthusiasm for life and art, and the enduring friendship Rick and Joe have shared throughout their lives.
To the entire Baxter family, our love and strength are sent your way. Take special care of one another. Rosalie Radoccia, Jack Feuerstein and your entire Buffalo family
July 31, 2008
Ellen gave me the news, which she received from Marika, and it was so painfully hard to believe that we'd lost you so soon in our lives. Though I hadn't seen you in a number of years, you would pop up in our conversations about the old days in Buffalo, or our visits to you in NYC, and we always thought of you with great warmth and fondness. Not long ago I recalled when you very enthusiastically took Ellen and me to see a location where you were handling a photo shoot for Kittinger Furniture. You vividly explained to us your vision for the ad. I can still see it perfectly. The elegant woman leaning gracefully on the lovingly crafted desk. Unfortunately, I couldn't for the life of me recall where you'd taken us, but this past September I found it. My office moved into the old Marine Trust building at Seneca and Main, and when I toured the beautiful lobby of the former bank, I knew I'd found it. It took me back years. And so many things take me back years: thinking of your Icarus performance at the Artists and Models party, the New Year's visit to the place in Fort Green, the little apartment on Mariner, my visit to New Orleans... I really came of age with all of you, Ellen, Michael, Brian, Joe, Wayne, Kim, Suzz, Deb, Candy ... and you all will always remain a vital part of me.
July 31, 2008
Rick was a gentle soul and he will be missed greatly by his collegues. I will certainly miss seeing him make his afternoon coffee run. My prayers go out to everyone who was touched by his kindness and big heart.

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