I’m sure you remember Rich’s spirited personality around the halls of LA. He was an excellent swimmer and was also on the water polo team. Rich was always an upbeat, amiable guy who was easy to talk to and was enthusiastic about Loyola sports. He loved being around the action and always saw the good in people. He was an all-around good guy. After high school graduation, Rich Schici attended Santa Clara University, a Jesuit college located just outside of San Francisco, where he graduated with a Civil Engineering degree where he also played Water Polo. Rich demonstrated ambition early on as he began his career while still in college. He proceeded with a formidable career spanning 25 years in engineering, specifically in water treatment & piping. He later got his MBA from UIC in 2003.
In 2004, he married Megan Parrish, an Iowa native who attended University of Iowa. They went on to have a son, named Conor.
Rich is another classmate who returned to Loyola – as the Women’s Water Polo Coach (2004 – 2014). Rich coached alongside former high school teammate, Dennis Stonequist ‘91 (many of you know Dennis graduated a year ahead of us and was LA’s longtime alumni director who now serves as LA’s VP – a really good guy). Dennis and Rich deepened their friendship during their coaching years together. The prowess of the water polo teams they coached spoke for themselves.
Rich and his family moved to Florida in 2014 where they have been living ever since. Rich sadly passed away due to kidney-related issues. You can see they fought Rich’s battle as a family as his wife posted images about kidney donating awareness – using the hashtag #rmskidneycrew(Rich’s initials, of course). Sending much love to Rich’s family, his wife Megan, his son Conor, Dennis Stonequist, and all other close friends of Rich.