Marie V. McGinn worked as a technician at St. Agnes for 32 years before retiring in 2011.

"Working with Dr. Bouchard was absolutely wonderful. He was caring, loving and always open to questions. He always had time for you," Ms. McGinn said. "He treated everyone equally and made you feel important and that your job was significant. He so enriched my life."

Dr. Bouchard was still coming to work, where he administered stress tests, until about six months ago, Dr. Gillilan said.

"Dick lived in a world of consequences and choices. He had no talent for indifference," said Dr. Gault. "His death is a great loss for us."

Dr. Bouchard was a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Commissioned Officers Association, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Maryland Heart Association.

Dr. Bouchard was a baseball fan and an avid runner. He ran three to five miles nearly every day at the Dulaney High School track. Until his heels gave out 20 years ago, he ran numerous 10K races.

"Once he couldn't run anymore, he rode a stationary bike religiously until just three weeks ago," said his son, Marc Richard Bouchard of Phoenix, in Baltimore County.

He also liked gardening, traveling and reading.

Dr. Bouchard was a communicant of Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Roman Catholic Church, 20 E. Ridgely Road, Timonium, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

In addition to his son, Dr. Bouchard is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Cleone Peters; and two grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com