Rad was born in El Paso, Texas, on February 19, 1942 to Robert Leslie Rigsby and Jane Barlow Rigsby. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had such fond memories of being a kid in the 50s, hanging out in the neighborhood. When he was 15, his family moved to Peru, another source of great memories and new adventures.
Rad’s educational and professional accomplishments were many and remarkable. He earned degrees from American University, London School of Economics, and Harvard Graduate School of Business. He spent time in Buenos Aires on a Fulbright Scholarship, Washington, D.C. at the World Bank, and Paris at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. A career in finance culminated with his position at the Harvard Management Company.
In 1996 Rad married Nancy Anderson and moved to an idyllic spot in the countryside of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where they embraced a peaceful life away from the pace of the city. He retired early and enjoyed many years with Nancy, tending their land, caring for their many and well-loved dogs and looking out after all the critters and birds that were lucky enough to cross his path.
Rad will be remembered for his keen and curious mind, his love of animals and nature, and his wicked good sense of humor.
Rad was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, Bonnie Leonard Rigsby, his stepbrother, Bevan Leonard, and his stepsister, Leslie Leonard.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Anderson, his sister, Anne Rigsby Talbott (Brian), his stepsister, Julie Leonard Bosworth, his cousin, Septima Green, his nephew, William Talbott, his niece, Elizabeth Talbott, two great-nephews, Henrik and Nico, and one great-niece, Talina.
Memorial donations may be made to the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary at 37 Eddy St., Norton, MA 02766 (winslowfarm.com).