Meise, Richard G.
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After a brave, eight month battle with lung cancer, Richard passed away on December 15, 2013 at the age of 77 in his home in Paradise Valley, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born on February 20, 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a terrific friend to many. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; and their children: Richard (Donna), Stephen (Debby), Kelly (Jon), Sandra (Mike) and Tim (Susan); nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his father, Gustav Meise and mother, Marie Meise. Richard served in the Army Airborne Infantry in Europe. He is a graduate of Penn State University with an Economics Degree. He spent 20 years at Honeywell Corporation, starting as a computer Salesman and advancing to Senior Vice President. Richard later became CEO of several computer corporations. Richard and Nancy pursued many interests including: boating and waterskiing, tennis, family camping and backpacking, horseback riding, scuba diving, golf, and fly fishing
all of which led them to many beautiful places. Through their passions, they developed life-long friendships that brought fulfillment and joy to their lives. Richard has always given back to his community and supported several charitable organizations including the Arizona Heart Association, Arizona Humane Society, and Friends of the Arizona Cancer Center. During his 20 year active membership at Paradise Valley Country Club, Richard volunteered in various capacities
he served on the Board for three years and was on the Golf Committee for six years. He and Nancy also chaired the Entertainment Committee for three years. A celebration of Richard's life will be held at Paradise Valley Country Club on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10am. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
Published in The Arizona Republic from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2013