Richard Charles Lounsbury, affectionately known as Chuck to family and friends, lost his courageous three and a half year battle with cancer on March 6, 2014. He was born on May 1, 1938 in New York City, New York to the late Edward and late Helen Lounsbury. He had many fond childhood memories of spending time with family on Solomons Island, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his only brother, Dennis Lounsbury.
Chuck graduated with both undergraduate and master's degrees in engineering from New York University
. He proudly served his country as a pilot for the US Navy
on the USS Forrestal where he flew an F-4 fighter jet. After leaving the military, he worked as a structural engineer for several large projects, including the construction of the Twin Towers in New York City. Never one to sit still, he continued to work in his later years as the maintenance facilitator at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Janice Lounsbury, of Frederick, Maryland. He is also survived by three daughters; Donna Lounsbury of Hicksville, New York, Kendra (Noll) Schwieso and her husband, Nicholas Schwieso of Frederick, Maryland, and Kelly Lounsbury and her long time companion, Michael Brown Jr. of Frederick, Maryland. Also surviving are two sons, James Lounsbury and his wife Dawn Lounsbury of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, and William Lounsbury and his fiancé Kim Le of Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Stephen Lounsbury.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that Chuck's memory be honored with a donation to the
or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Frederick, Maryland. The family would like to thank all of the doctors and staff at the Cancer Center of Frederick, especially Dr. Hegazi, and the staff and nurses of Hospice of Frederick County. There will be a memorial service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at 1415 W. 7th St Frederick, Maryland 21702, on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Visitation with the family will begin at 2:00pm followed by a service at 3:00pm.