Richard Harsch

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RICHARD L. HARSCH a long-time resident of Greenwich, CT passed away at the age of 82 on September 26, 2011 after a long illness. He was a devoted husband and father loved by his family. Survivors are his beloved wife of 58 years, Roberta Harsch and 3 daughters (Catherine Lewis and her husband James of Elizabethtown, KY; Linda Hayden and her husband Jim of Palisades, NY; and Nancy Lombardo and her husband Michael of Greenwich, CT), as well as 13 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. He loved St. Agnes Church on Stanwich Road in Greenwich and was a long-time parishioner. Richard was born in Des Moines, Iowa on May 9, 1929 and spent his childhood years in Fort Madison, Iowa. He served in the Air Force from 1951-1955 and was honorably discharged as Staff/Sergeant in 1955. He was an accomplished and gifted musician, who played at various venues in Iowa. He also had the privilege of being the organist at the U.S. Air Force Base Chapel in Niagara Falls, NY and had the great honor of playing at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on its famous organ. Richard received a BSBA Magna Cum Laude in Accounting in June 1957 and an MBA in 1959 from the University of Buffalo, New York. Awards included New York State CPA Award for Highest Average in Accounting of Graduating Accounting Majors; Beta Cumma Sigma - Honorary Fraternity of Business Schools; and Alpha Kappa Psi Award for highest average in graduating class. He was an Adjunct Professor in Accounting at the University of Buffalo and Millard Fillmore College in Buffalo, NY. Richard's professional experience included Administrative Vice President at Fisher-Price Toys in East Aurora, NY; Executive Vice President of Marx Toys in Stamford, CT; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Century Glove Inc. in Newark, NJ. A beautiful mass of Christian burial was held at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Radcliff, KY with his whole family in attendance. He was buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Fort Knox, KY. He will be missed very much by his family.
Published in GreenwichTime from Oct. 25 to Oct. 30, 2011
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