My late son Michael used to play with Richard and Loren's little boy, Evan. Mike and Evan both were World Wrestling Foundation fanatics and Evan used to come to our home to watch "Wrestlemania." Richard and I would "shoot the breeze" and laugh at the goings on while our kids watched the theatrics on TV in a state of tremendous excitement. Richard was a very generous person who was helpful to the Cerebral Palsy Center where I worked. I also frequently spoke to Loren there. I'm so sad about his passing and this whole big mess of September 11. I'm so sad for Loren and her children. Richard, you made such a big contribution to me and to all of those around you. I hope our paths cross again some day. With love.
Larry Tunis, friend
While I was deeply saddened by the news of Rich's passing, I was happy to hear that he was happier in his career. Rich always worked hard and was always someone you could turn to in difficult times. All he really wanted was to be there for his family. He worked hard to provide them with a nice life, but working hard took away his time to spend with them. I will miss Rich's sense of humor, his genuinely good nature, and his integrity.
Joe Rice, former co-worker