Richard Lee “Dick” Schmittel ’67 of Nevada City, Calif., died on July 30, 2009. He was born in 1943 in Salida, Colo. Dick received a five-year National Merit Educational Scholarship, which he used to attend Mines. He joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and graduated with a degree in mining engineering. Dick was fluent in Greek and Spanish. He was listed in Who’s Who in America, and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association and the Colorado School of Mines President’s Council. Beyond family, his great joys were flying his Cessna, scuba diving, baseball, literature and community service. He was also extremely passionate about his patent: a method and apparatus for separating fine grade particles. Dick is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathleen; sons, Dane and Ryan; and sister, Kenny.