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I had the pleasure of being Richard's student at his Sunday morning yoga classes at Iyengar NYC. He was always offered some pearl of wisdom in every class and was so kind, gentle, and patient. I liked his sense of humor and how he reminded us to find joy and light in the practice of yoga, to not take things so seriously. Sometimes I would see him walking in the neighborhood and he always had a kind look on his

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Posted by: Anya Marina - New York, NY - Student   Jan 26, 2021

I'm so sorry my beautiful friend is no longer with us. He was integral to so many of my high school adventures. Life was never dull with Richard. I will forever cherish those memories of a man whose kindness, generosity, wit, and integrity colored my world. I am better for knowing him. . He now flies with the angels. I miss knowing he's no longer among us. My sympathies to his family and friends.


Posted by: Barb Schwarz Bodart - Fredericktown, OH - Friend   Jan 26, 2021

RICHARD was the most extraordinary friend I have ever had. He was generous in every way but he had the gift of knowing exactly what one would need or be delighted by.


Posted by: Brooke myers - new york, NY - Friend   Jan 26, 2021

I will miss your kindness and loving spirit.


Posted by: Cheryl McMillin Miller - Chino Hills, CA - Friend   Jan 26, 2021

Richard was a friend I knew through the Iyengar Institute in NYC. He had helped me a few times to write articles on the topic of breathing. We were friends on Instagram and I feel so sad about his passing. He was so young!


Posted by: Dalia Zwick - New York, NY - Friend   Jan 26, 2021

we were kids in country club village we all went to school together and hung out baseball football we introduced him to his first girlfriend jolly we hung out out there house we all went are separate ways in high school but i would talk to him once in a while rest in piece my friend


Posted by: Bob Wade - col, OH - Friend   Jan 26, 2021

I can't seem to stop crying. Not fair that such a wonderful person should have to go. Not fair that we should lose him. Oh, Richard. We will never forget. Wish we had had more time. Love always, Lisa


Posted by: Lisa E Davis - New York, NY - Friend   Jan 26, 2021

I count Richard a friend, as well as my teacher. Happy to say I have been in his classes for maybe 25 years. He will be greatly missed, as he was greatly loved.


Posted by: Richard Daniels - New York, NY - Student   Jan 26, 2021

To my strong, generous, enlightened friend: knowing you has made me a better human being. I will remember your gentle voice, your fierce convictions, your knowing laugh and your love of children. There has never been, nor will there ever be, anyone like you. We have lost one of the greats.


Posted by: David Harris - New York, NY - Friend   Jan 26, 2021

Dearest Richard, you were a beacon everywhere you went. You are loved, appreciated, and will be missed.
Love and namaste, norma


Posted by: Norma Colon - New York, NY - Friend   Jan 26, 2021