|Birth: ||May 1, 1966|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 2001|
Many things were going on in his life -- a positive job change away from The Baltimore Gay Paper, a move away from city center, and the birth of his partner, Jack's, grandson to name a few.
Richard's bright, gentle insight was so welcome!
I journaled some about my fears around Richard's physical decline. One fear was that I wouldn't have another person like Richard enter my life, and would lose the insight he offered. Another fear was that the changes I saw in his face a year ago -- the thinning -- I was beginning to see in my own. (Tom and I later realized that my LASIK eye surgery in October 2000, which removed my need for glasses, was part of the different look to my face. But we also made some nutritional and other changes to halt further thinning.)
Richard appreciated two particularly wonderful experiences during his health travails, which were many (a collapsed lung one time, CMV in his gut, failing eyesight): One was the unqualified love and support from Jack, who was his ardent advocate. The second was the love and support from his former co-workers. They threw a surprise gathering for him to tell him how much they loved him. And the company bought Richard software to magnify the computer screen and read him his mail.
Richard was an articulate, upbeat man and a wonderful friend.
Created by: Pat McArron
Record added: Nov 30, 2012
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