memories

I probably spent more time with Richard in the elevator in William James Hall than anywhere else. We rode the elevator together for 25 years. I can't remember how we met. I was teaching in sociology and Richard in psychology but he was so friendly that we always chatted. He was funny and we actually got to know each other on these trips. Sometimes he would get off on the 5th floor or I would ride up to a higher floor so we could keep chatting. Eventually we served on some committees together and talked university politics. But mostly I remember how he was a people person, always outgoing and humorous and interested in others. I will miss him and I give my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

-Mary Waters