Richard Stanley Nacewicz, 80, of Eldersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his daughter's home in Bel Air.
Born April 26, 1932, he was the son of the late Stanley and Genevieve Nacewicz. He was the husband of the late Josephine Rapp Nacewicz, his wife of more than 50 years, who died two years ago.
He graduated from Siena College. After graduation, he worked in Abbott Laboratories in Albany, N.Y., where he met his wife.
He joined The Food and Drug Administration as a field inspector. Moving to Bowie in 1962, he continued his career. In Bowie, he started Cable Cast News, a cable news program.
He was a strong advocate for autism and autistic research. He was president of the National Society for Autistic Children. Also, he was on the board of directors for Linwood Center in Ellicott City. At age 49, he attended Catholic University where he earned a law degree. He opened a family law practice in Bowie and became active in politics.
He and his wife moved to Carroll County in 1996. He continued his family law practice from an office in his new home in Eldersburg.
His other interests included politics in the Freedom Area Citizen's Council and as a member of the Democratic Club. He also never wavered in his interest in Linwood Center, where he remained a member of the board of directors until his death. He was very active and enjoyed walking daily. He always strove for a healthy lifestyle.
Surviving are children Mark Nacewicz, Mary Gunther, Martha Campion and Matthew Nacewicz; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service, 4 p.m. Saturday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Linwood Center Inc., 3421 Martha Bush Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Online condolences may be offered at www.haightfuneralhome.com
Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com