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Jerry and family,
My deepest sympathies for the passing of your father. Dick was a mentor to me, his plans and business were the gold standard that I aspired too as I was starting out and still respect today when I run across a set. He would occasionally stop by the office and chat for a bit in the years after he retired, I always enjoyed those brief conversations. His talent and his kindness will be greatly missed.

Jim Wright

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Obituary for Richard McKnight

Richard McKnight 1929-2018

Richard McKnight

01/07/1929 - 11/26/2018

Richard Louis “Dick” McKnight, 89, passed away peacefully on Nov 26 at home and surrounded by family. Dick was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 7, 1929 to Hollis and Evelyn (Lee) McKnight and lived in the Columbus area his entire life. He is survived by his wife of sixty nine years, Dorothy “Dottie” (Young), their children: Rick, Jerry, Susie, Kristi and Judy, along with their spouses present and past: Sally, Don, Willi, Bob, Jodi and Tom. Also surviving are Dick and Dottie's 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Roger

. Dick graduated from Central High School in 1947 with architectural training and a passion for drafting. He founded RLM & Associates in the 1950s and designed more than a thousand central Ohio custom homes during his sixty-year career. Dick loved jazz music and played jazz trumpet, only occasionally for the delights of anyone other than himself.

A gathering to remember and celebrate Dick’s life will be held on January 5, 2019. Information about the celebration is available and will be updated here: