Richard, Richie, Rick, Rock, Ri-chardonnay, and other nicknames by which he was affectionately known, was given a name of strength. He was named for Richard the Lion-hearted, and indeed he lived up to that name: brave, powerful, hardy, ruler. Yet inside that heart was also the deepest, most sensitive, loving kindness that made anyone and everyone feel loved, respected, and cared about. In between the lion heart and the soft heart, was a fun-loving heart. Richie loved to laugh and was good at making others laugh with him.
That love was not limited to human beings: Richie loved the expansive outdoors that Nature presented, and he utilized his Boy Scout and Eagle Scout knowledge and skills to hike, camp, and raft in true wildnerness areas.
All of his many friends can vouch for his hearty zest for Life in so many arenas, and this memorial site is here for those who knew and loved him to share their own favorite stories of their times with him. Please click the Journal selection on the left of this page to share your memories and pictures.
As a way to honor him, please click the Donate selection on the left of this page and make a donation to any of his favorite charities. Note that while only one organization shows on the profile page, there are several others that are listed when "Donate" is clicked. And if you have other charities that you know he would love to help out, please email this site (click Email Host button on the left of this page).