It is with a heavy heart that I echo the news with fellow HHS alum - that Coach Dick Rippey passed away last evening, and had been at home, being cared for by hospice. He was a graduate of Hollywood High, as was his late wife Alice.
"Uncle Dick" as some of us came to know him - embodied what it meant to come from a school like Hollywood, and always strived to set the example of Achieving the Honorable. I know I speak for many of my classmates and fellow alumni - that he will be greatly missed.
Thankfully, those of us that are lucky enough to have a copy of "Hollywood High's First 100 Years" DVD - can listen to him narrate us through the hallowed halls yet again, just as he did for countless class reunions and Alumni Day events on Campus.
A memorial service of some kind is being planned, perhaps in June - but details aren't available at present.