|Graduation Year:||Class of 1955|
Rick Wrestled for 2 years and played track throwing the weights for 3 years. He really excelled in football for all 4 years. He was an outstanding lineman and was named 1st Team All County and 3rd Team All State. He was captain of the 1954 Central Jersey State Championship team. He went to Cornell and played football until his career was cut short due to injury.
Rick was the owner of LaFontaine & Budd Insurance Agency in Somerville for 40 years. He was named Independent Mutual Agent of the Year in 1984. He was President of the Independent Mutual Agents Association past Chairman of the Harleysville Insurance Co. Agents Council.
A leader in athletics, in school, and on the work front, Rick believed in giving back to the community of Somerville where he grew up and was an active leader in a variety of organizations over the years. He was a past member of the Somerville Rescue Squad, past President of the Somerville Area Jaycees, and past President of the Rotary Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Somerville Elks.