I only had the pleasure of meeting Richard a few times but from that I learned what a kind, talented, and brave man he was. And it was easy to see how much he loved you, Jane. No one deserved this tragedy less than you.
My most heart-felt condolences to you and all of Richard's family.
Keeping you all in my thoughts,
To my dear Friend,
Words cannot express how sad I am for you and the family. Your time with Richard was not as long as we would have all liked, but I know that your time spent together was quality time. May he rest in peace and my sincere condolences to you, Beth, Graham and the rest of his family.
Love you Jane
Jane introduced us to Richard some time ago - we were so impressed with Rich's calm demeanor and warmth and how much he cared for Jane. So sad to lose him.
Saddened to learn of Richard's passing. He was a classmate and a friend for a time as we grew up in East Williston. I remember Richard always being fun to be with. He was a cool guy, and it was cool hanging out with him. He was a very good bowler. We played "King of the Hill" in his backyard. Back then, that was a blast! Most importantly, we watched Willie Mays make an historic catch in the Polo Grounds off the bat of Vic Wertz in the 1954 World Series. That's something you never forget.
My condolences to Richard's family and to Beth.
Richard and I were high school classmates and friends. He was a funny, memorable person whose face springs up in my mind immediately. I wish him a wonderful eternity.
My condolences to his family.
I remember the weekend that Ellen and I spent with you and Richard. He was so welcoming. A quiet, calming prescence. Plus - he made my friend very happy. Rest In Peace Richard. You fought a tremendous battle.
i can't bear writing this in the past tense and so, must say that Richie has been a great friend, a buddy for mischief and sharing, a partner in words and bushels of images and his focus and mania and passion in pursuing our two ongoing historical research projects, and always someone so well worth agreeing and disagreeing with, because he's relentlessly tried to get to the root of things. He's always and reliably pushed me, and we each other, to new and more fertile places, whenever I'd thought I'd figured something all out. I'll continue our truth-seeking projects on Ireland and Oklahoma. Last winter in 2016, we two Jews presented on Ireland at the American Irish Historical Society in NY. Last summer we went to Florence where he photographed 1500 pages of archival diaries and journals in the British Institute library there, where these will soon become electronically available to the public as never before - thanks to very intense efforts that sapped his strength and health but never his spirit and passion and mania for unveiling the truth of things unsaid - and on so many levels. Richie is alive with me and I've been beyond lucky to share him with you, if only for a fraction of the time that many of you have known him. Here's To life, Richie - to your continuing life.
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