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of special note In Memoriam Richard “Rick” P. Arber died peacefully with his wife, Darlene, by his side at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medi-cal Center Blood and Marrow Transplant ICU on April 21, 2015, at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of Columbine Valley, Colorado; son, Matthew (Rebecca), of Austin, Texas; son Andrew (Christina) and his grandsons, Dylin and Logan, of Maple Valley, Washington. Rick is also survived by his sister, Sally (Jim) Acord, of Pendleton, New York. Rick was born October 12, 1946, in Buffalo, New York. to Paul Building a Better World for All of Us® WATER/WASTEWATER SERVICES 800.490.4966 sehinc.com 38 | RUMBLES SEPTEMBER 2015 and Doris Arber. He attended Erie County Technical Insti-tute in Buffalo, where he received an Associate of Applied Science degree in 1967. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tri-State College Angola, Indiana, in 1972, and his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 1974. Rick’s first Professional Engineering License was issued in Colo-rado in 1975, and he was a registered professional engineer in 11 other states throughout his career. Rick and Darlene married in 1968. After moving to Denver in 1974, Rick worked for CH2M HILL as a Project Engineer and then advanced to Project Manager and Division Man-ager within seven years. In 1981, Rick founded Richard P. Arber Associates, an award-winning consulting engineer-ing firm with expertise in water, wastewater, and water reuse. Rick sold his firm to Hatch Mott MacDonald in 2010. He had more than 39 years’ experience planning and design-ing water reuse systems throughout the country. He had also been project manager and design engineer for more than 100 water and wastewater treatment projects. He led multi-disciplinary teams addressing complex issues asso-ciated with a variety of reuse projects including potable reuse, urban irrigation, and industrial recycling. Rick man-aged projects to identify reuse water customers, and resolve institutional and regulatory issues to successfully imple-ment water reuse in various settings. Rick was active in professional, civic, and technical societies and authored 30 technical papers. He became a Board Certified Environmen-tal Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers in 1991. Memorials may be given in memory of Richard P. Arber to: Water For People, 100 E. Tennessee Avenue, Denver, CO 80209, info@waterforpeople.org or Richard P. Arber Engineering Scholarship, CSU Foundation, 410 University Services Center, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9100. Donations will be used to create an endowed scholarship that will be awarded annually to students pursuing an engineering degree from CSU. Water Supply Pumping Stations Water Treatment Water Storage Water Transmission/Distribution Water Reuse Wastewater Treatment Planning/Studies Sanitary Sewer Collection Biosolids Treatment and Disposal Wastewater Treatment Design Water/Wastewater Permitting Engineers | Architects | Planners | Scientists


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