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Richard (Dick) L. Connors

Richard (Dick) L Connors, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 9, 1940, a husband, father, teacher, school administrator, and life long track official, passed early on the morning of December 7th at the age of 73. His passing was just short of his 48th wedding anniversary to Shirley, his wife. Dick's life work, besides teaching children throughout the Jefferson Union School District for over 37 years, was being a track and field coach and official for over 50 years. His time on the track included coaching at Westmoor High School and with the Millbrae Lions Track Club. Dick yearly officiated dozens of  high school, college and national level track meets. His resume includes multiple NCAA, National and International Championships. Dick worked two Olympic Games (Los Angeles and Atlanta) and in 2009 was inducted into the USA Track and Field (USATF) Officials Hall of Fame.

On campus, Dick taught and coached or was an administrator at Westmoor High, Colma Middle School, Ben Franklin Middle School and Daniel Webster Elementary School. He is survived by his wife Shirley, two brothers, three sons and seven grandchildren. A service will be held at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church on Friday December 13th at 2:00 p.m. Donations are being requested in lieu of flowers. Donations should be sent to USATF Pacific Association Foundation, 120 Ponderosa Court, Folsom, CA 95630 or the .

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 12, 2013
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