Arnold Richman (1935 - 2012)

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Arnold Richman passed away on August 29, 2012. Judy, his wife of 28 years, was at his bedside along with his stepson, Robert and wife, Deb.

Arnold was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 8, 1935. He moved to Miami Beach after WWII. He graduated U of F with an engineering degree and started working for the Air Force in GA.

In the early 60's he moved to Cocoa Beach and began working for NASA at Kennedy Space Center. He received numerous awards for his many accomplishments.

Along with working with many great minds he executed the plans for the Visitor Center and Viewing sights. Being head of Protocol and guest activities, he had the privilege of meeting some of the most important people in the world who visited KSC from Presidents to Foreign Dignitaries and Celebrities.

He retired from NASA in 1990 and went to work for Bionetics as a Vice President until 1995.

He was Chairman of the Astronaut Memorial Foundation and worked with Make a Wish Foundation to bring terminally children to the Space Center to see launches.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Diabetics Association.

Services will be Sunday, September 2, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., at Beckman - Williamson in Cocoa Beach.

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101 North Brevard Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321) 784-0116
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