As a teenager in the 1950s, Dick joined the Minnesota Aquarium Society, becoming its then youngest member. He remained connected with MAS over the years, most recently serving as its President in the 2000s. He probably was the last surviving member of the 1950s MAS.
Richard "Dick" Philstrom passed away May 8. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 17 in Forest Lake. Dick's obituary and the details of the Celebration are posted here.