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Curatolo

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  I have recently learned that Richard Gass passed away about a decade ago.  I don't know if he would have agreed, but I remember him as an intellectual, widely read and knowledgable about many things.  I have fond memories of lunchtime conversations in the back of the cafeteria about widely varying subjects.  I recall he and I completing the Sunday NY Times crossword puzzle once over the telephone, to be submitted as a class assignment.  (I don't recall whether collaboration was permitted!)

  And we had lots of laughs.

  I am sorry to pass along this disappointing news.

Bill '66
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Richard was a very nice guy.  I knew him in grammar school and high school.  Definitely an intellectual, without a hint of arrogance.

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Rich was a great guy. Quiet but still always fun to be with. And like Jim said, I never remember any arrogance or mean spiritedness. Just a nice guy.

Another OLF '62 / MC '66 grad gone way too soon, Matt Standish, Regina Kataukas all before turning 50.

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Bill,
Saddened to hear of Richard's untimely death so long ago.  I too remember him as a standout in those awesome World History classes of '63.  He was no extrovert in class, but you knew he knew the material inside out - evidenced by his quizzes and essays and occasional tour de force class responses.  I didn't teach Standish(that I recall), but I remember him too from those years. 
Dona eis requiem sempiternam

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Richard one of the quietest guys, at MC, and my old friend Matt Stanish one of the loudest (he was partially deaf).  Mr. Kerins, also a friend since Our Lady of Fatima days, has made his way out to the left coast on a business trip.  When I see him later this evening we will no doubt hoist a few in honor of our departed pals. 


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Richie was, I believe, on the CrescenTower.  I also remember him as quiet and unassuming.  Although it was obvious that he was very bright, as others have already observed, he never put anyone else down.

Rest in Peace.
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