Richard F. Landgrebe of New Milford, CT, died at his home Monday February 25, 2013 at the age of 78.
Known to his loving family and friends as Dick or Rich, he was born on June 28, 1934 in New Rochelle, NY, a son of the late Albert and Frances (Sexton) Landgrebe. He was raised in Pelham N.Y. and graduated from Manhattan College in 1957 with a BBA. Mr. Landgrebe, a respected finance official, was the Chief Financial Officer at several hospitals including Clifton Springs Hospital, Kings Highway Hospital and New Milford Hospital. He retired from Eastern Long Island Hospital, in Greenport N.Y.
A resident of New Milford for 34 years, he was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford, and served on many committees. For many years Mr. Landgrebe was active in the Republican Party. He was dedicated to contributing to his community and faithfully served as a member of the New Milford Financial Planning Committee, an alternate on the Board of Finance and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
An enthusiastic member of the Senior Center in New Milford, he shared his love of woodworking by starting a wood carving group for seniors. He dearly loved spending time with family and friends, his dogs Bailey and Scotty, rooting for his favorite team The NY Jets, playing Mah Jong, and touring New Milford on the Senior Bus.
He is survived by his loving wife Sheila (Cassidy) of over 50 years, his devoted children, son Martin, daughters Virginia Landgrebe and Rachel Tuleja, her husband Michael, all of New Milford, and a brother Albert Landgrebe of Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Landgrebe was known for his sharp intellect, his conservative fiscal views, his love of a good story, and a wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by the family he cherished and remembered with fondness by friends and the countless members of the community whose lives he touched.
Family and friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street on Friday March 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Saturday March 2 at St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford. Internment will take place at St. Francis Cemetery in New Milford in the Spring. Contributions in his memory may be made to St Francis Xavier Church, 1 Elm Street, New Milford.
Published in News Times on February 28, 2013
Landgrebe, Richard F. [MC1957 RIP]
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