In Remembrance: Richard I. Weingarten ’72 Died on October 15 2019

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Richard I. Weingarten died peacefully from a heart condition on October 15, 2019, in the company of his wife, Carol, in Dharamsala, India. 

Richard was born to Maxwell and Rosemary Weingarten in Rochester, New York.  He was an alumnus of Yale (1973), after beginning with the Class of 1972 and completing an experimental five-year BA program with an internship in Venezuela.  After graduating from Antioch School of Law, Richard went on to a career in law, investment banking, and international development.  He participated in development activities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, including terms as executive secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund and managing director of the Norwegian Microfinance Initiative (now Nordic Microfinance Initiative).  Richard was also a founder and initial member of the board of directors of the Tibet Fund in New York, and director of the Tibetan Economic Development Project in India.

He loved walking in mountains and forests, and had an abiding interest in all of the world's major religions. Richard met Carol at an event supporting the Tibetan community, and he arranged their first date at a church to hear Archbishop Tutu speak and receive a message from the Dalai Lama. 

Richard was a devoted son, brother, friend, and husband.  He is survived by his beloved wife Carol; his brothers and sister Robert, Jill, and Jed; and their families.

—Submitted by the family.

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