Dick was born in NY, but he greew up in what was always his hometown of Tidioute, Pa.
There he enjoyed family, friends and school. When speaking of growing up in that neighborly, picturesque small town on the Allegheny River, some of his fondest memories were of roaming the woods and hills, hunting and fishing and swimming in the river.
Dick joined the US Navy in 1958. While stationed in Jacksonville, Fl., he met and married his wife, Sharon Lorentson, in 1963.
In the early 70s, after being transferred to San Diego, Ca., they welcomed into their hearts and lives their daughter, Kimberly, and son, Gary. During his Navy career, he spent mant deployments away from his familty on ships serving off of Vietnam.
Dick retired from the Navy in 1979, having attained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. He relocated his family to Washington state after securing employment with Boeing, Co. He retired from Boeing 15 years later. During his retirement, he enjoyed boating, camping, gold panning, building and flying RCA airplanes and target shooting with his son, Gary.
Dick is survived by his wife Sharon of 53 years, his daughter Kimberly, his son Gary, his five grandchildren and his brother John D. Anderson.