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05/16/12 02:08 PM #1    

Terri Weborg (Bartell)

Richard you were one of the first classmates we lost.  You were so young, it was so sad for all of our classmates.  I will always remember you.

07/23/12 06:06 PM #2    

Steven Baker

As I remember it, Dick's family moved into the neighborhood just a year or two before the accident. Dick was a good looking kid with a goofy smile (one of his front teeth was chipped.) I remember him as a joker (and a smoker.) One Saturday night, Dick was driving home from a party; he lost control of the car, and he was killed. Don McKay was with him, and while he was injured, he survived. I was honored to be one of the pall-bearers at Dick's  funeral -- but shocked and scared too. I will never forget the face of his poor mother -- distraught, overwhelmed with grief. Why did someone with so much promise, so much that he might experience and accomplish, have to die? He wasn't doing anything that the rest of us haven't done. It is a question that has recurred several times in my life, and it is, of course, without answer; but, whenever it has arisen again, I think of Dick. 

03/30/13 07:06 AM #3    

Elisabeth Huson (Goodman)

I remember hearing about your auto accident the next day (I believe it was in 1961) and how 'real' and sad our happy-days high school experience became completely shattered because one of our classmates had tragically died.  It was the first funeral I'd ever attended in my life. With the passing of years I now have lost many family members who are interred at East Lawn too.  I never forgot you and have stopped by your place there from time to time to just reflect.  Too soon you were taken.  Rest in peace Dick.

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