I received a note from Don Clark, who has been Dick Morley’s most steadfast friend for the last few years:
From: Donald Clark
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:02 PM
Subject: Dick Morley…
I am sorry to report that Dick Morley passed away quietly in his New Hampshire care facility earlier this evening. A legend has passed. May Dick Rest in Peace, and thanks for the memories.
Please by all means spread the word far and wide to as many folks you know about this unfortunate news. I only could think of a few of you within Schneider who might have known or known of this great man.
For any who wish, we’ve set up a memorial fund for both a fitting and simple granite memorial at his graveside as well as setting up a scholarship fund for some deserving student(s). Please go to the GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/lv6bho and make a contribution to his memory.
Thanks, and best regards,
Now Dick can be back with Shirley, whose death a few years ago broke his spirit and his health.
Dick was the most important inventor of the last 50 years of the 20th century. Very few people know that, which is a shame. He never wanted fame, he only wanted to invent new things.
I remember with fondness his “Geek Pride Day” events at the Barn in New Hampshire.
I have been proud to call Dick Morley my friend, and one of my mentors.
Please help us memorialize Dick by giving to the GoFundMe that Don has set up.
I am deeply sad.