08/08/1954 — 08/11/1999
Rich was just past 40 when he found out he had melanoma that originated in a mole on his scalp. He underwent surgery for removal of many lymph nodes and was treated with interferon. After a couple of years, the melanoma had metastasized in his brain and was inoperable. He lived just a few days past his 44th birthday.
He was a wonderful brother and I still miss him very much.