Former Staples swimming and diving team member Dan Vener reports:
I’ve been in touch with Rich’s sister Ann. I asked her to recommend a charity that would have been significant to Rich, and I also directed her to this blog. Her response was:
The blog comments are amazing. Rich had no special charity. That said, he always bought presents for Salvation Army kids at Christmas and gave money to the Red Cross.
She went on to tell the following tales of her brother, which I’m sure will bring a smile to all:
He just did an adult ed class on “what makes a good barroom brawl”; finished his first half marathon a month ago. At my husband’s wake a couple of years ago he introduced himself to people as the bus driver (there was no bus), and signed the visitors register as Alice Cooper.
Lastly, at my insistence, she provided her address:
2280 Van Buren St
Eugene, OR 97405