In Memory

Richard Gaines

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07/06/18 09:12 AM #1    

Selden Bacon

I very sorry to hear today of Rick's death in March of 2016.  A clever, quirky guy, Rick always impressed me with his intensity, humanity, intelligence and sharp humor.  I am not sure, in 1969, that I ever would have picked him to become Dr. Richard Gaines, Child Psychiatrist, but that was his direction and he had a long and distinguished career in Bergen County, NJ.  A part of his obituary:

A graduate of Middlebury College, Dr. Gaines received his doctorate from New York University. Born in Manhattan, he adapted well to life in New Jersey... A highly dedicated psychologist in Ridgewood, NJ, Dr. Gaines initiated the Anxiety Disorders Program at West Bergen Mental Healthcare where he continued in a training and consulting role until very recently. Dr. Gaines was formerly the director of both the Family Center (child abuse prevention and treatment program) and Child Psychiatry Services at Presbyterian Hospital in NYC where he reshaped the clinical division and was a respected supervisor and mentor. His friendship and affection, once given, were remarkable in strength, endurance, and expression.   

"He adapted well to life in New Jersey."  I think it more likely that New Jersey adapted to Rick.

07/08/18 10:15 PM #2    

Mary MacArthur (Wendell)

Seldon,  Many thanks for passing along your memories.

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