Earlier this month, mourners from across the country gathered at Brookhaven College to celebrate the life of Dr. Richard D. McCrary, former interim president.
The memorial service, held Feb. 2 in the Performance Hall, was a shining testimony of the impact McCrary had on all who knew him – friends, family and coworkers quickly filled the 657-seat auditorium on both the ground and balcony levels.
In the foyer outside the hall, guests watched a photo montage of McCrary’s career and browsed through framed photos that represented nearly every stage of his life.
Speakers included McCrary's friends Mike Irvin, Margaret Bonz and Guy Gooding; Dr. Thom Chesney, president; and Sean McCrary, Richard's son. Each spoke with sincerity of McCrary's love for the District and joked about his drive for perfection, often mentioning his keen sense of humor.