I recall when first I met Richard "Dick" Goehler, it was over a beer during one of the several evening meetings we had together with the volunteer-driven Ad Club board.

 Dick Goehler passed away in March after a 10-month battle with leukemia. His legacy will continue for a long time to come among those who worked with him. Dick was a very accomplished attorney, working with Frost Brown Todd in media law, an expert in everything with the First Amendment.

 To me what was most endearing about Dick was that he always had time for a conversation, eager to hear and engage on whatever was the topic of the day. This was especially meaningful after learning his daily work regimen began many days at 6 a.m. mass at St. Xavier, downtown. He was a dynamo with a positive outlook, and many of us looked to him for leadership. He could be counted on through the years.

Dick received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated magna cum laude and received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers award in 1982. He earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University.

The man who "Played Like a Champion" every day of his life never took on airs, his accomplishments were on paper but not something you learned of by his own admission. Come to think of it, just a regular "Bud Light" was his brand, probably by default due to the lack of choices at those Ad Club meetings. If he had preferred something maybe a little more exquisite we would have, of course, never have known.

We miss you, Dick.