Richard H. Bucher, Ph.D.
Prince George's County Public Member Trustee
In Memoriam, Richard H. Bucher, Ph.D.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of dedicated board member Richard "Dick" H. Bucher, Ph.D., who served as the M-NCPPC Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Prince George's County Public Member Trustee from 2005 till his passing on January 4, 2016.
Dick was a twenty-year veteran of the United States Air Force, serving at various locations in the United States and Europe during the Cold War, as well as a professor at the Air Force Academy and ROTC instructor at the University of North Carolina. He culminated his military career in the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, as part of the Executive Office of the President, during the Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations.
Continuing his career in substance abuse prevention and employee assistance programs, Dick served as a Senior Vice President at Bensinger, DuPont & Associates in Rockville, Maryland. He also continued to teach political science and public administration as an adjunct professor at several local universities and national distance learning programs; serving for several years with the Faculty Senate at the University of Baltimore; and, remaining active in the local community.
Our thoughts are with his wife of 54 years, his three children, his brother and the rest of his devoted family.
As an ERS Board Member, Dick served as the Administration & Personnel Oversight Committee Chairman and as a member on the Investment Monitoring Group. Dick's engaging participation in the ERS' future and his compassion for its membership will greatly be missed.