Yale '62 - Obituaries - Richard K. Zeeman

Richard K. Zeeman

Born: October 23, 1940
Died: April 27, 1999

Richard was born in Brooklyn and came to Yale from Brooklyn Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School. He was a Psychology major and on the Dean's List. He was a resident of Davenport and a member of the Yale Film Society. He was an accomplished singer and a member of the Freshman Glee Club, the Apollo Glee Club (also its stage manager) and the Yale Glee Club.

After graduation he began working in a small Wall Street stock brokerage firm. He began as an entry-level employee and worked his way to be Chief Financial Officer upon his retirement in 1997.

His daughter Nicole describes him as "a man of few hobbies, but passionate about them. He enjoyed spending time on the computer, playing golf (badly), and spending time with his family. He also loved flying and earned a private pilot's license. In addition, he spent many years on the Yale Alumni Interview Committee in the Spring Valley, N.Y. area."

He was survived by his wife Joanne, and daughters, Andrea and Nicole. In Nicole's words, "He was a truly special man. He was, by definition, a gentleman."