Let Dick's memory be with us forever
  • 75 years old
  • Born on September 23, 1939 in Towson, Maryland, United States.
  • Passed away on August 9, 2015 in Sandy Spring, Maryland, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard Quarles, 75, born on September 23, 1939 and passed away on August 9, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Edward Hogan on 14th April 2016
Dick was a lovely fellow whom I was delighted to know for many years in the context of myelin biochemistry, dysmyelinating mouse mutants & multiple sclerosis. One of my early graduate students, Mary Druse (later Druse-Manteufell), went to Roscoe Brady's NIH lab, met Dick & worked on an early MAG aspect opening me to his detailed persistent pursuit of MAG with all of its fundamental, membrane structural & immunological facets playing roles in autoimmunity, glyco-immunogenicity, multiple sclerosis pathogenicity, etc. Oh so many times I enjoyed talking with him at meetings and dealing with study section & site visit reviewing that revealed a tenacious, informed approach with a calm and fair disposition. I will always miss this and know that his family and friends take solace at his loss in his seminal contribution pioneering in neurochemistry always supporting coworkers & colleagues.
Posted by Anne Buckler on 5th March 2016
Dick & I met my Freshman year at Towson High School. I was his date for the Junior Ring Dance, followed his days of playing soccer & lacrosse at THS & continued to see him while a student/athlete at Swarthmore College. He invited me to Swarthmore College & when he went to Boston to work on his PHD, we lost track of each other. I last talked to Dick in 1992 when our oldest son was getting ready to go to college. I value the time Dick & I spent together. He was a special person. My husband & I would like to contact his friends & family & express our sympathy. My email address is- annebuckler@verizon.net. I would very much appreciate it if George DeVries would contact me. Thank you! Anne Pittinger Buckler
Posted by George DeVries on 21st January 2016
We will miss Dick's keen insight, quiet humor and kind friendship. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Mary and the family.

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