June 16, 2007
My husband Chuck and I have been good friends
of your dad's for many years. Chuck met him when they were
both 13 around 1964. I met him when I was 17 in 1971. We were
the best of friends and we loved him very much.
We just found out the news yesterday, June 15th. Our
hearts just broke. We are so sorry for your loss, Elizabeth.
Your dad's life
goes back so far with us. His memories are everywhere when
we think of the
past. Your dad was there for us when we lost our handsome son, Jason, 6 years
ago. Richard was a connection with our memories, he was there with us
through so many important parts of our lives. He has a lot of the same
memories and knows a lot of the same friends. I think he loved to remind us
of stories from our past. He was a great talker and such a really smart guy.
We were glad that he always kept in touch with us.
He called Chuck and they would see each other from time to time...sometimes
he would call and talk to me. We always had long conversations.
about you so many times, Elizabeth. There was one thing constant in his
life. I'm sure you know....it was his strong love for you.
I wish we could have been able to meet you. Your dad
loved you so much!
Chuck and Angela Hughson
We will always love and miss you Richard!!! Until we
see you again!
Angela Hughson (Virginia Beach)