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Albert Richard Crowell, known as Dick to his family and friends, of Cocoa Beach, went to be with the Lord in Heaven on Sunday, August 19, 2012. Dick was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 2, 1932. He relocated permanently to Cocoa Beach from Smithtown, Long Island in 2009.
He started his career as a Machinist with the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He became an Aerospace Engineer and retired from Grumman Aerospace Corporation in 1990. His momentous career as an Engineer was highlighted by his involvement with the first Lunar Landing.
Dick was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, boating, hiking, but most especially his passion of hunting and connecting with nature. He enjoyed family and friends. He was quick with a story, a song or a joke. He brightened the lives of those he touched.
He was married for 57 years to the love of his life and true best friend, Patricia Salvin Crowell. His immediate and extended family could not have asked for a more loving and influential family patriarch, who touched so many lives. So many people will miss him, remember him and feel the void of his absence.
The family he left behind include his wife, Pat; his daughter, Barbara Presnell and her husband, Douglas; his sons, Richard, Robert and his wife, Lenelle, and Ronald and his wife, Lisa. He also had 6 beloved grandchildren: Eric, Scott, Douglas Jr., Adam, Steven and Amber, and one great grandchild, Kaitlyn.
There will be a visitation at Beckman - Willamson Funeral Home on Thursday, August 23rd, from 6 pm - 8 pm, with a Mass to follow at Our Saviour's Catholic Church on Friday, August 24th, at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that was dear to his heart.
You may sign Dick's guestbook at www.beckman-williamson.com.
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Aug. 22, 2012