It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Rick Hodges passed away early this morning with his family surrounding him. In these final weeks of a most courageous battle, Rick was able to bear witness to a small army of people who have rallied to ease his pain and bring comfort to him and his family. At the end of the day, our human instinct is to ask ourselves “Has my life made an impact? Did I live a meaningful life?” If Rick had any doubts about these existential questions, they were answered through the love, compassion, kind words and thoughtful gifts of his posse of relatives, friends, patrons and caring strangers. Rick’s big heart, his big laugh, his big love will live on in our own lives as we continue to give back to our communities with hope, humor, perseverance and respect.
Details about a memorial for Rick will be forthcoming.