Richard Myrick: 1920 – 2012 (32nd Street)


Richard Myrick died Feb. 2 in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he was born in 1920. A graduate of the Thacher School and Princeton’s class of 1943, Myrick went on to earn his Ph.D. in social psychology at Claremont. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during WWII and then moved to Georgetown where he lived for 50 years and worked at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. After retirement, Myrick spent his summers in Deer Isle, Maine, painting, gardening and supporting the Deer Isle Artist Association, and his winters in his Georgetown studio painting Maine landscapes. Myrick had a way with art, literature and gardening and was always interested in helping others. He was married for a time to Susan Mordecai of Madera, Calif., and is survived by his sister Julie Myrick Allen and three nephews, Pete, Scott and Ted Allen.


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