Died suddenly on July 11, 2007
"I travelled to Bristol last Friday and concelebrated Richard's
funeral Mass at St. Bonaventure's in Bishopton in Bristol. This was in
the presence of his family (Monica, his mother, John his brother and
Rowena his sister) and his friends.
Richard and I taught at St. Augustine's in the early 1970s, and he remained there after I left and went to the USA. When he left, he went to St. Brendan's, a sixth-form college in Bristol.
It was a universal opinion that Richard was one of the most intelligent, not to say brilliant, people of our acqaintance. He will be deeply missed."
Richard was, in my opinion, a brilliant popular and inspirational
teacher. He had a belief in our capabilities that often exceeded our
own. His methods were rather idiosyncratic but highly effective. I was
glad to meet up with him again at the 2001 reunion.