Richard G. Beranek, 75, of Guntersville, Ala., born June 24, 1940, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
After graduating from college at age 20 as an aeronautical engineer, Richard began working for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. He spent over 40 years working for NASA on the Space Program including the development, testing and eventual launch of the Saturn V.
Surviving are his children, Jillian, Gwen and Stephanie, all of Huntsville, Ala., and Brett of Nashville; sister, Connie Chaklos; and grandchildren, Jacob, Matthew, John August, Harper, Bryant and Austin.
Memorials may be made to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. www.laughlinservice.com
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016, at Laughlin Service Funeral Home, 2320 Bob Wallace Ave., SW, Huntsville, Ala.
LAUGHLIN SERVICE FUNERAL HOME, Huntsville, Ala.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 6, 2016