Richard's brother David said:
He's always had great memories of his time at Mumford and know that he would want to be remembered fondly.
Richard wrote for our 50th Reunion:
For our 40 the reunion Richard wrote:
Dear Fellow Classmates,
After graduating from Wayne University with a business degree, I continued my career in the food business, after years of working for my father in his wholesale food company while attending Mumford. I held various mid and high level management positions with two local food chains, several food manufacturers, and controlled the multi-state distribution of some well known cookie brands for 14 years.
The position I held as VP of Sales and Marketing at Sanders was my favorite. I'm sure most of you remember their hot fudge, chocolates, creamy ice cream, and of course the coffee cakes and layer cakes. At my house, we always had a decorated birthday cake from Sanders. Many of the extra pounds I carried through my youth came from eating Devilsfood Buttercreme layer cakes (bumpy cake), and chocolate covered peanuts. I gained about 30 pounds during my first 3 months there and loved every bite I took.
After a fulfilling career in food, I moved into finance and currently am an executive loan officer and training manager for a large regional residential mortgage lender.
I became widowed 2 1/2 years ago rather suddenly after 33 years of marriage to Ronni (Rosann Mandel). She was a renowned miniaturist and left a large collection of her finished art in the form of room boxes (every day scenes of life in miniature). Some can be seen in display cases on the second floor of the Medical building at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
I still love the rock and roll music we grew up with. My collection of songs keeps growing and I never tire of listening. I'll occasionally guest host as DJ on a local AM station and play my favorites.
I have lived in the Detroit area my entire life and currently live near Ann Arbor. My daughter and son live and work in Ann Arbor.
See you at the reunion.