Rich DeVos was one of the most vital men I’ve known. He was magnetic. If you got into his orbit you couldn’t resist him. He was immensely alive – energetic, purposeful, acutely aware of everybody around him. He possessed a lively intelligence that made him a wonderful conversationalist on a broad array of topics. He was curious about everything. He knew the power of using people’s names and of saying “thank you” and “I’m sorry.” Rich’s faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ was his anchor, and he never missed a solid opportunity to witness it. His witness was natural, strong, and believable. Nobody who knew Richard M. DeVos will ever forget him. His passing into perfect union with Jesus Christ is an event of great and sobering significance.