Richard Letendre, 1946-2012

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our long-time friend and colleague Richard Letendre, who passed away at his home in Ware on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012. Dick was a tool maker and a machinist with our department since 1987. In 1996 he moved to the machine shop in LGRT, where he started a long and fruitful collaboration with nuclear and particle experimentalists and worked on many detectors that saw use in experiments at Bates Linear Accelerator, SLAC, and Jefferson Lab. Dick was fascinated by the science being conducted, and he always had useful suggestions about the best way to design and construct experimental apparatus. Many generations of undergraduate and graduate students learned important and useful lessons from Dick; he will be greatly missed by all of us.