THORICHT, RICHARD LESZEK, 85
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Palm Harbor - Richard Leszek Thoricht, 85, of Belleview, Florida died December 23, 2013 at Suncoast Hospice House Brookside in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Born January 16, 1928 in Lodz Poland son of Otto and Anna (Generowicz) Thoricht. Preceded in death by parents, sister Eugenia (Thoricht) Schroder and loving wife Barbara (Emert) Thoricht whom he had been married to for 47 years. Survived by his children Adrian Thoricht and wife Lourdes of Catalina Island CA; Heidi Thoricht-Miller and husband Michael of Dunedin FL; Karen Lentz of Gettysburg PA; Michael Thoricht of Belleview FL; grandchildren, Adam Thoricht and wife Casey, Jazmine Thoricht, Derek Lentz; step-grandchildren Meghan Miller, Melissa Moran and husband Brian; great-grandchild Brynn Thoricht; and step-great-grandchildren Kylie Clamon and Jackson Moran.
Richard and Barbara lived in Greencastle, PA where he worked at Mack Trucks, Inc., in Hagerstown, MD for 28 years before retiring in 1990. In early 1990, he and his wife retired to Belleview, FL where he lived until moving into various retirement facilities in Palm Harbor, FL in 2011.
Richard was active in many sports. Some of his favorites included bowling, ice hockey, golf, swimming and soccer. His other favorite activity was playing cards. He was always up for a game of cards and was still a sharp card player at the time of his passing.
Richard donated his brain to the University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank to aid in the research of dementia diseases. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in his name be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (www.lbda.org/go/donate).
Services to scatter Richard Thoricht's ashes will be held on dates to be determined in 2014. A memorial website has been created in his honor: www.forevermissed.com/richard-thoricht
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013