Richard F. Marschean

01/31/2011 4:19 PM |

Richard F. Marschean, age 77, departed this life on January 26, 2011. Born February 27, 1933, in the Bronx, N.Y., he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the City College of New York, served in the United States Army as a Corps of Engineers officer at Fort Belvoir, Va., and had a successful career in mechanical engineering.

He worked on the Lunar Excursion Module for the Apollo manned flight to the moon while at Grumman Aircraft Corporation in the early 1960s and spent his professional career employed at Ebasco Services Inc. and several other firms, building power plants in the United States and abroad, including China, Egypt, Australia and the Philippines.

He grew up in Woodhaven, N.Y., raised his family in Syosset and retired in 1999 to Southold on the North Fork of Long Island. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marilyn; his children, Catherine Marschean-Spivak, Jean Lederer, Richard A. Marschean and Amy Marschean; their spouses, John Spivak, Rick Lederer, Carolyn Marschean, and Paul Gilding; and eight grandchildren: Elizabeth Melfi, Amanda Spivak, Nicole and Richard J. Marschean and Henry, Charles, Samuel and Benjamin Lederer.

Dick Marschean, a great admirer of General Douglas MacArthur, shared his belief in duty, honor and country. His generous, gregarious and passionate spirit will always live on in all who knew and loved him.

Calling hours were at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold by Father Peter Garry. Interment, with U.S. Army honors, was at St. Patrick R.C. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to the Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1469, Southold, NY 11971 or East End Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

This is a paid notice.