Rogers Funeral Home and Cremation Services
is located at 380 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA 02141
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Arlington, MA 02474
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Richard N. Fryberger "Dick"

1934 – 2023 

Dick was born on May 8, 1934, in Philipsburg, PA where he spent his early years. He graduated from the Gilman School in 1954 and Princeton in 1958, with an AB in Architecture. In 1965 he married Nancy Hoadley.

After a year as a designer and draftsman in an architectural firm, he served as Lieutenant in the field artillery, learning to fly when not on duty. To pursue his interest in architecture and automobiles, he went to Europe, attending car races, absorbing the sights and cultural interests, while living in his car or enjoying the hospitality of people he met on his travels. After returning home he worked at Princeton in their physical Planning Office, defining occupancy and space requirements, reviewing designs, and monitoring construction. The lure of sailing, skiing, and Harvard's opportunities brought him to Cambridge to become a Senior Planner in their Planning Office until he retired in 2004. Dick was involved in many exciting projects, such as the Cambridge Street underpass, the JFK School of Government, The Science Center, Pusey Library, and the Book Depository in Southboro. A rewarding career.

Dick's love of travel and cars took much of his leisure time -racing a Lotus Elite (1959) and a Lotus 11 (1958) Sports racer in vintage road track events. His love of sailing was satisfied by a beautiful US One-Design he raced off Marblehead and participation in many Bermuda races crewing for friends. "You drive it" barge trips in France on our own, as well as joining friends on their retirement boat in the Caribbean, off the coast of Spain, and the grand prize of a month in the Cyclades Islands made him feel truly blessed.

Though Dick did not have any children, he took great joy in making his six nephews and nieces and young cousins a part of his activities at every opportunity He also brought in other young friends who were a pleasure to be with and who loved their association and his affection. Dick was a kid at heart, and shared his love of life, adventures, and spirit with all his friends, young and old.