Richard Kenneth Frame, lovingly known as Rick, touched the lives of many throughout his remarkable journey. His unwavering dedication and numerous accomplishments have left an indelible mark on the fields of engineering and accessibility. Rick's profound impact on the lives of the aging and disabled communities, as well as his compassion for animals, have made him a cherished figure among family, friends, and colleagues alike.
Born on October 6, 1963, in Holyoke, MA, Rick was destined to leave an unparalleled legacy. From an early age, it was clear that he possessed a brilliant mind and an innate ability to transform ideas into reality. With his exceptional career spanning decades, Rick's expertise in manufacturing engineering contributed significantly to several groundbreaking projects. Notably, his involvement in the development of aircraft such as the V22 Osprey, F18, and F16 showcased his unparalleled talent.
But Rick's professional endeavors extended far beyond the aerospace industry. His role as a licensed accessibility specialist for the state of Texas exemplified his unwavering commitment to paving the way for a better future. Effortlessly advocating for equal access opportunities for those with disabilities, he tirelessly worked to create a more inclusive society.
Beyond his professional achievements, Rick's passions encompassed a diverse range of interests. He found joy in moderating an international audiophile group where he connected with fellow enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. Additionally, Rick held a deep passion for fundraising on behalf of senior dogs and sponsored the adoption of countless rescue dogs - embodying his profound love for animals.
Rick's benevolent and generous spirit did not end there; he transcended boundaries to make a difference in governmental policies affecting aging and disabled individuals. One of his proudest accomplishments laid within his relentless campaign urging our government to allocate increased funds for personal care attendants. Through this tireless advocacy work, Rick aimed to enhance everyone's quality of life by ensuring their needs were met with compassion and dignity.
Despite his numerous achievements, Rick held the utmost love and devotion for his family and friends. He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering loyalty. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Diann Little, whose unwavering support was a constant source of strength in his life's endeavors; and his beloved canine companion, Astrix Little-Frame, who brought an immeasurable amount of joy to both Rick and Diann.
Richard's memory will forever remain in the hearts of his immediate family: Judith Fiedler, Richard's mother; Robert Fiedler, step-father; Pamela Theroux, a sister who experienced life's ups and downs; Bronwyn Theroux and Ashlinn Theroux, nieces who found inspiration in their adventurous uncle; Kellie Palmer and Tracey Frame, sisters.
Richard is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Frame, and grandfather, Robert Theroux (Gramps).
In celebrating the exceptional life of Richard Kenneth Frame, we remember his enduring legacy. His unwavering commitment to equality, passion for engineering marvels, dedication to improving accessibility for all, and love for animals have left an indelible mark. We find solace in knowing that Rick will forever be remembered as a compassionate soul whose deeds continue to resonate with those he touched. As we bid farewell to our dear friend and family member today in Arlington, TX, let us forever hold onto the memories of his extraordinary life - a life lived truly well.