I had the good fortune of knowing Rich for most of my career. From the Protection Mutual days in Los Angeles and Houston to the FM Global days in Dallas. He was a tremendous engineer for the company. Employees loved him as did our clients. Rich had a special gift of joy and happiness in everything he did. I miss the roadtrips to Palm Springs, Phoenix and drinking beer by the pool in Houston. Rich is no longer here with us in body but he will always live in our hearts and minds. I am privileged to have worked with him and to have had him as a friend. Until we meet again my friend! Bret Ahnell, January 14, 2022 I knew Rich since I first started at Protection Mutual almost 27 years ago. He always smiled no matter what and his laugh was bigger than life. We shared many Friday afternoons with our group of happy hour buddies, even after his retirement. Rich was a joy to be around. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Peggy and to his family. I pray for comfort, healing and peace. Julie Del Toro, January 14, 2022 I had the distinct pleasure of working with Rich for 5 years, and it was never a dull moment. His boisterous laugh could fill the halls, and he was always sure to remind us not to take work too seriously. I'm saddened by his loss but glad for the brief time I got to know him. My sympathies to Peggy, and the OFBB group who will have to make up Rich's portion (ramp up slowly!). Love ya Rich! Drew Gardner, January 13, 2022 I knew Rich professionally for about 15 years before he retired from FM Global and then personally until his passing. He was truly a friend and one that will be missed. His legacy in the work he performed for H-E-B lives today in the construction of the stores that will soon grow into the DFW area. However, more than his work, his love of life and people always impressed upon me the true value of relationships. I will miss his laugh and happy demeanor, but will always remember him with a smile! I pray that his family will be blessed and take comfort in knowing that he is in a much better place. Kevin Holguin, January 13, 2022 Rich, you will be terribly missed and thanks for the many years of being an excellent colleague. RIP!
Jay Kirkwood, January 13, 2022 Rich was a great friend who's laugh would light up a room. He was an adventurous soul who loved life, music and travel. Getting together with friends and going to festivals was his joy. The world is a lesser place without you, but heaven is a bit brighter. Samuel Sorrels , January 9, 2022 I worked with Rich for a number of years at Protection Mutual. Rich's impact on everyone he knew or worked with was amazing. He was liked and respected by all. I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Peggy and his family. Hopefully, everyone can find comfort and strength at this sad and difficult time. Armand Colaninni, January 7, 2022 Our thoughts are with the entire family with the loss of Rich. I'm so thankful for having worked and traveled with him, to have spent time with Rich. Everyone had their lives enriched by knowing him. Rich had the greatest laugh and to this day it makes me smile just thinking of it. I was fortunate to spend time with him talking about Australia and the trip he was planning. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Paul Paul Heisel, January 5, 2022 Rich was my account engineer on several of my accounts, he was professional and great at his job! It was a pleasure working with him for 15 years. Such a funny man with a wonderful laugh that I'll never forget. Sending thoughts and prayers to Peggy and Rich's family. Mary Johnson, January 5, 2022 Rich was my account engineer on several of my accounts, he was professional and was great at his job! It was a great pleasure to work with him for 15 years. Such a funny man with a wonderful laugh that I'll never forget. Sending thoughts and prayers to Peggy and Rich's family. Mary Johnson, January 5, 2022 Rich was a wonderful person. Always a smile on his face. I will always remember the good times we had at the Rover, and the Super Bowl parties. My heart is saddened by his loss. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this trying time.
Linda Jolly, January 5, 2022 We will miss Rich. He was a friend to everyone and was liked by everyone. A true loss. Ed Watts Ed Watts, January 3, 2022 My heart is heavy right now. I worked with Rich at FM Los Angeles. He was a perfectionist at everything he did. I had so much respect for him. He was a good friend to me and I could always count on him to listen as a friend, he will always be near in my heart. Enjoyed life to the fullest. All the good and fun times, his laughter will never be forgotten. May you RIP my friend, you will be missed by many. Pat Crone, December 31, 2021 Rich was a dear friend and fellow Account Engineer. Peggy, Rich and I enjoyed going to festivals, traveling to Mexico, deep sea fishing and life. His boisterous laugh and sharp wit will be missed. I know he is with God and enjoying his new adventure. Prayers for Peggy and the family. We miss you big guy. Sam Sorrels, December 31, 2021 I've known and worked with Rich at FM Global for many, many years. His wit and sense of humor kept me on my toes. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with Peggy and all of Rich's family. RIP RICH! Gail Taylor Nairn, December 31, 2021 I worked with Rich at Protection Mutual in Orange, CA. I joined as a new underwriter from FM and always enjoyed working with Rich. We had many good times together and with the entire group. He will be missed! Sincerely, Brian Beard Brian Beard, December 29, 2021 Always was a happy man, and a good friend. Rick Maley, December 29, 2021 Rich was one of the best Professional Property Engineers I have encountered. He not only knew the best and safest risk Management practices he also knew practical applications that our business and operating managers could implement. More importantly he was always an optimist that everyone looked forward to working with. He loved and lived life to the fullest. Robert Teets, December 29, 2021 Rich ( Mr. Dick) will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was “one of the good ones”. His laugh was distinct & contagious and you always knew where he was located by his laughter. He loved life and he loved being with his family & friends…. he loved his Eagles and he loved agitating his family that favored the black & gold. He lived a good life… he was definitely taken home to heaven much too soon. Rich is up above dancing with the angels now & he will always be in our hearts. He is truly at peace. Our Deepest Sympathy to his wife, Peggy; his children…Tracy, Don, Richie,Lisa; his grandchildren….Johnny, Elizabeth, Richard & Jacob. We are all very sad back in Pittsburgh with the passing of a dear friend. Much love & Sympathy, Candee & Al ( Alou) Meiers Candee Acklin-Meiers, December 28, 2021 I met Rich over 20 years ago when he was designated as the FM Global Engineer assigned to handle the Cooper Industries, Inc. account. I worked closely with Rich & Cooper's plant engineers & managers in maintaining Cooper's property insurance program. Over the years my husband & I maintained a long standing friendship with his wife, Peggy, & several former FM employees involved in the Cooper account. Rich will be sorely miss by us & all who knew him.
Connie Chaplin, December 28, 2021