Dear TCA Member,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Richard Pruss, on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
Richard was the TCA President from 1980-1984, Richard continued to be active after his presidency as an Officer and Executive Committee member and often attended the TCA Board meetings. Richard stepped down as President and CEO of Samaritan Village in 2008 and had served as a Board member and Chairman of the Board of Directors until this past December. Richard was one of the pioneers in our field, beginning his mission in the mid-60s, dedicating his life to Samaritan and saving the lives of thousands of individuals over his long and impressive career. We also know Richard as Kathy Riddle’s husband and know how Richard proudly supported her work at Outreach (NY).
Each of us not only grieves at the passing of such a tremendous individual, but also for this special loss for Kathy, and Richard’s family. Please hold them in your thoughts and prayers. Services will be private, but a memorial will be planned for a future date. Contributions may be made to the Samaritan Daytop Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.