Richard Wells


Richard Wells


Past President, Big Ten Club. Sadly, Dick passed away unexpectedly on October 9, 2005, from pneumonia and other complications shortly after returning from chairing his fraternity’s (Phi Epsilon Pi) reunion in Columbus.

He grew up and attended high school in Williamson, West Virginia. In 1956 he received his B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from Ohio State. In 1977 he founded and was president of Prescription Health Services, a California firm providing managed-care pharmacy services and promoting generic drugs to reduce client costs. As an alumnus, Dick served his university on various committees and advisory boards, including the National Major Gift Committee, Presidents Club and the Alumni Association (including the O.S.U. Alumni Club of Los Angeles). Dick and his wife, Karol, also established several endowed scholarship funds and the awards from his alma mater are voluminous.

With the Big Ten Club, he likewise served in many capacities including the Golf Committee, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and was President in 1998. Up until his untimely death, he chaired the Membership Roster Committee and maintained the data base for all financial and tax reports. He is greatly missed by us all. We are pleased to dedicate this tribute to him to his wife, Karol, their three daughters: Marla Eby, Caryn Dates and Julie Sobel, and their seven grandchildren.

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