TRACY RICH
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RICH--Tracy. The Board of Directors, leadership and staff of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America mourn the passing and honor the legacy of Tracy Rich, an extraordinary member of our community. Tracy will forever be part of Guardian, and in the hearts of all with whom he worked over his 40-year career. While he retired as General Counsel last year, he continued to be Of Counsel and led important and forward-looking initiatives at the company. In his 10 years with Guardian, Tracy was a trusted advisor and mentor to colleagues ranging from our Board to new recruits, sought after in the industry for his judgment and foresight, all the while serving as the bedrock of the company's legal, government relations, regulatory and compliance departments. Above and beyond his professional excellence, Tracy cared about our mission, our colleagues and our communities. He forged relationships with community colleges that grew into a nationwide financial education program, received an honorary doctorate from Capital Community College in Hartford this spring for his work on behalf of Guardian, and was known by all as a generous soul who built trust through commitment and being there for the long haul. He lived the values we cherish. We feel this sudden loss deeply, and offer our sympathies to his wife Vanessa, his son Bryant, his daughter Dana and their families and friends. Tracy will be profoundly missed.

Published by New York Times on Aug. 4, 2019.
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Dear Vanessa,

I was so sorry to learn of Tracy's death. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Debby Raboy
Deborah Raboy
September 5, 2019
Tracy was patient, insightful and easy to be with. He will be missed by all.

Jim Bergenn
Jim Bergenn
August 19, 2019
Vanessa,
Gerry and I think of you and Tracey often and the lovely dinner that we shared @ your home in Avon. We hold a special place in our hearts with your family because of the bond that brought us together. Tracey not only set the bar high for those he touched, but he was a fine and humble man. Gerry and I want you and your family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate Tracey's exemplary life.
Fondly,
Brenda & Gerry Mullane
Brenda & Gerry Mullane
August 15, 2019
Brenda Mullane
August 15, 2019
Ann and I had an opportunity to spend some very special moments with Vanessa and Tracy in Monaco several years ago! While there were numerous other interactions during my tenure on the Guardian Board, this is our most memorable! Tracy was a rarity in so many unique, positive ways - his death an enormous loss!
John Somers
August 11, 2019
There is only one Tracy Rich. He was genuine, transparent and rich in knowledge which he shared generously. He motivated and encouraged me to do well. Prayers of strength and comfort for his family and friends during the most difficult time.
Christian Timm
August 7, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Vanessa, Bryant and Dana during this difficult time. May you find peace as you struggle through this journey. It was a pleasure to get to know Tracy and the family and he will be missed by many.
David & Shirley Heinlein
August 7, 2019
Greatly appreciated Tracy's open, honest and fair minded work ethic. I have many fond thoughts of our association.

Deepest condolences to his family.

Bernd R. Breitenbach
August 6, 2019
a loved one
August 6, 2019
Judge Bryant, our deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderful husband. May the Lord continue to provide you and your family with peace.
Always,
Sweets & Karl Wilson-Williams
August 6, 2019
Tracy Rich embodied that calm elegance and thoughtful intelligence that left all who knew him with a sense of comfort and safety. Whatever the plan, policy or protocol, if Tracy was involved, all knew everything would be handled efficiently and effectively. I loved Tracy's sense of humor, shared his love for music and cooking great meals, and was blessed to have witnessed his joy and love for his family. Thank you, Vanessa, Bryant, Dana, Muriel, Linda, Betty, Doris, Steve, Julia and Grace for sharing him with me for nearly 30 years. I am hugging each of you with my heart.
Catherine LaMarr
August 6, 2019
Absolutely gutted at this news. I worked with Tracy in developing a financial literacy program for urban students, and his guidance was instrumental. He was a true man of character. Deepest condolences to his family.
Sharif Soussi
August 6, 2019
Tracy led by example. He taught us how to treat others with kindness and integrity. His commitment to his family and friends was unparalleled. Tracy was a great mentor and always had excellent parenting advice. Tracy especially lit up talking about Holden.

I sorely miss him and my heart goes out to Vanessa, Bryant, Dana, Julia, Steve and Holden.

May his memory be blessed.
Harris Oliner
August 5, 2019
We were deeply saddened to hear of Tracy's passing. He was a kind and gentle man, and our son Steve couldn't have had a nicer father-in-law. We are glad to have known Tracy.

Tom & Sue Stindt,
Los Angeles
August 5, 2019
Vanessa, Bryant, Dana and the entire family - It seems like only yesterday that we celebrated Tracy's retirement. There are no words to convey our sadness or to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. I had the pleasure of working closely with Tracy at The Guardian. He was a man of great wisdom and integrity. The world has lost one fine gentleman and we will miss him.
Jim & Jennie Daley
August 5, 2019
Julia Anello
August 5, 2019
My deepest condolences to the entire Rich family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time. Tracy was an extraordinary role model and mentor to me and many others. It was an honor and privilege to have learned from him and to have worked with him at Guardian. He will forever be missed.
Sonya Crosswell
August 5, 2019
Vanessa, Bryant, Dana and family please accept my most sincere condolences for your sudden loss. It was one of the great pleasures of my career to work with Tracy. I greatly admired him as a colleague and overwhelmingly valued him as a mentor and friend.
Bob O'Rourke
August 5, 2019
Robert Richardson
August 5, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Tracy at Phoenix. A keen intellect, and a true gentleman. He will be missed by many.
Noelle Aarons Cass
August 5, 2019
My condolences to the Rich family. Many years ago, I interacted with Tracy on a business transaction. I've always remembered and respected his incredible professionalism and his fairness.
P. Wayne Moore
August 5, 2019
Vanessa,
Please accept our warmest condolences. Our heart aches for you and your family. We wish you hope amidst sorrow and comfort amidst pain. May our support give you comport during this time of sorrow.
Pauline & Tony
Pauline Lochan
August 5, 2019
Please accept my condolences on your sudden loss. I was fortunate to work with Tracy at Guardian and consider myself extremely lucky to have called him a friend and mentor. I will really miss our coffee chats and his advice, he taught me a great deal.
Kristina Fink
August 5, 2019
Paula Green Johnson
August 5, 2019
I first met Tracy during the interview process when he was considering joining Guardian. I worked with him as he gained his footing in the Office of the Corporate Secretary, and we worked through a plethora of challenges.

Tracy Rich was an outstanding father, husband and grandfather. Moreover, he was an extraordinary human being. The kindness he extended as a mentor to my son, who served as an intern in the Law Department, made me an even bigger fan. I spoke with him recently for an extended period of time. Tracy said that he needed a little time to get back to me on a few things I needed guidance with...

I hope to finish that conversation with him one day.

My prayers and thoughts are with his family at this time.
Faith Drennan
August 5, 2019
Nina Weiss
August 5, 2019
Vanessa and Family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Tracy was a friend and mentor to me and many others. All my prayers.
Michael Ferik
August 5, 2019
Vanessa, I am sorry to read of your husband's passing.I always thought highly of Tracy and enjoyed our conversation.Tracy had a very positive impact on the community.I am sure that Tracy will be missed by many friends and family. I am sorry for your loss. Frank Lecce
Frank Lecce
August 4, 2019
Donna Nappier
August 4, 2019
Dear Vanessa & Family,

Tracy will be missed and he will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.

A life well lived!
Donna Nappier
August 4, 2019
Working with Tracy at Connecticut Mutual was a privilege. When you needed wise counsel from an exceptional listener interested in helping you, Tracy was your go to person. Tracy was as thoughtful about people as he was thoughtful in expressing his considerable knowledge of the law. Tracy was a role model for character and integrity. May this good, kind man rest in peace. With deepest sympathy to Vanessa and Tracy's family.

David Fravel
Longwood, FL
August 4, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed his visits and providing services from my former store in Farmington
Steven Leon
August 4, 2019
Always a delight to greet you and Tracy at " The Savannah". Bright lights, you both. May he rest with peace.
Winnie Johnson
August 4, 2019
Vanessa you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace as he welcomes Tracy home.
Bradford Williams
Friend
August 3, 2019
Dear Vanessa and family: we are deeply sorry for your loss. Tracy was a kind, intelligent man and a pillar of the Greater Hartford community.
Michael and Frédérique Shea
August 3, 2019
Michael Shea
August 3, 2019
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