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October 29, 1952 ~ November 25, 2014  Passed away peacefully at home in Arlington, Virginia. A loving husband, devoted father, and faithful friend. Rick is survived by his wife of 31 years, Laura; his children, Ricky and Kayla; and his mother, Deloris Mitchell. Rick worked for many years as an attorney at the Securities & Exchange Commission. He had a large group of friends, especially those that shared his love of sports. In the good old days he was a first baseman extraordinaire, effortlessly fielding ground balls and line drives. Later he loved playing tennis with his kids and many of his friends. Everyone who knew Rick enjoyed his patience, kindness and sense of humor. A celebration of Rick's life will be held at the Connor home on Sunday, December 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. Contributions can be made in Rick's honor to Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042. (Email for more information.)

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Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 30, 2014.
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December 5, 2014
I never met Rick in person, but I liked the man I met on the phone, a man I talked with numerous times. He will be missed at the SEC. Always helpful. Always a problem solver. I am praying for comfort for you his entire family.
frank goodrich
December 4, 2014
I'm very sorry for your loss. I never met with Rick in person as I work in the Chicago office of the SEC, but I had many occasions over the years to work with him. He was my "go-to" person on any Ethics question and he was really the best. He also provided sound and timely advice. I will miss his wise counsel.
December 4, 2014
I never met Rick in person as I work in the Chicago Office of the SEC, but he was definitively my "go-to" person for any ethics question. He was the absolute best - providing great and timely advice in absolutely every situation. I will miss his wise counsel.
Susan Weis
December 3, 2014
Our deepest sympathy is with you and your family during this time. Life just isn't fair sometimes, we were so lucky to know him. Laura, Ricky and Kayla my heart goes out to you. Rick will always be in our memories.
Kelley Dailing
December 3, 2014
Rick was someone who I found to be very interesting with a nice voice to listen to, something you don't find to frequently in a place like the SEC. He seemed to be a very nice person, though I did not know him personally.
Elliot Rosner
December 3, 2014
Dear Laura, Ricky and Kayla,

We are so sorry to hear about Rick's passing. Our thoughts are with all of you.

The Smolinski Family
Valerie Smolinski
December 1, 2014
Dear Kayla-

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything I can do to help you and your family in the coming weeks, please let me know.


Max Emma
December 1, 2014
Rick was a thoughtful and gentle man and a wise counsel full of common sense.

We will all greatly miss him.

Jamie Brigagliano
Jamie Brigagliano
November 30, 2014
Laura, Ricky and Kayla, Rick was the best. Great counsellor, wise adviser, true friend. A light went out at the SEC last week; I will miss him.
Joan McCarthy
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