From The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Friday, December 9, 2005, p. B 9--
"RICHARD A BACAS (Age 76)
Of Arlington, VA died on December 5, 2005 at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington of a brief respiratory illness. Richard is survived by his wife of 48 years, Esther Randall Bacas, his son Andrew R. Bacas, daughter-in-law Nina L. Bacas, daughter Mary E. Glerum, son-in-law James T. Glerum, Jr. and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Ann R. Bacas. Other survivors include his sister Elaine B. Sharpe, his brother Harry A. Bacas, his sister-in-law, Eliza G. Bacas, and an extended family of loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Richard was born September 30, 1929 to parents Aris and Mabel Bacas in Washington, D.C. He was stricken with polio in August 1944 and following a period of rehabilitative physical and occupational therapy at the Warm Springs Foundation in Georgia, returned to Washington and graduated from Eastern High School. He went on to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Richard spent 30 years as a partner of M.B. Hariton & Company CPAs, retiring as the firm's managing partner.
In an active retirement, Richard developed and managed commercial real estate in Northern Virginia. Among numerous interests, Richard was an ardent fan of U.S. Naval Academy football and attended Washington Redskins games for over 30 years with family and friends. Richard supported numerous charitable and educational institutions, including Capital Hospice and the University of Virginia.
Friends and relatives are invited to offer written expressions of remembrance and condolence to Richard's family, c/o Esther Bacas, [address omitted]. There will be no funeral, as per Richard's request. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Richard A. Bacas Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Mercatus Center, George Mason University, 3301 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22201-4433, attn. Lawson Bader."
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