Richard C. Fugate, 62, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest at his home on July 10, 2013. Rick had a wonderful sense of humor, a deep curiosity about a wide range of subjects, and a true gentleness of spirit, and was deeply beloved by his family and friends. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Rick graduated from Davidson College and received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he was on the Law Review. He practiced law in Los Angeles for years before returning to Washington, DC.
Rick was a devoted member of the Church of the Saviour and deeply involved in its ministry at Potter’s House, a bookstore, art gallery and cafe providing a space for community members to connect in the diverse environment of the Adams-Morgan neighborhood. Rick is survived by his siblings, William L. Fugate, Barbara B. Fugate (Kazuo Yaginuma) and Elizabeth F. Fugate (Peter Kiers), his step-sister Lynn Holbein (Bruce), and their children. Rick’s parents, Barbara Brown Fugate and Wilbur L. Fugate, both predeceased him, as did his stepmother, Cornelia Fugate, and his beloved aunt, Frost Claiborne.
Contributions in Rick’s memory may be made to Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009.