American Go E-Journal

In Memoriam: Rick Peterson, 1958-2011

Monday October 10, 2011

Virginia and Washington DC players mourn the passing of longtime player Rick Peterson, who passed away at his home earlier this year. Rick first learned go from his fraternity brothers as a student at Northwestern University. He played throughout his life and is remembered fondly by players who knew him in Milwaukee, San Francisco, Durham, Chapel Hill and finally in Lexington, VA. He was especially proud to teach go to his son Cobb in the last few years of his life while battling brain cancer; Cobb now plays regularly. One of his last projects was refinishing a gorgeous old goban he bought on eBay, to pass down to his son. From his obituary: “In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you hug the people you love and make a donation to your favorite charity.” Rick’s wife Mary sent a “Go Angel” donation of $1000 in his memory to The American Go Foundation. “We are honored to get Rick’s help; now we can spread his go legacy even further.” said AGF President Terry Benson.

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