Richard Lee Rausch, 87, formerly of Cannelton, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Clifton, N.J.
He was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Cannelton to the late Henry and Marie (Hay) Rausch.
Upon graduating from Cannelton High School in 1943, he served for a number of years in the Merchant Marines.
On Dec. 1, 1956, he was united in marriage to the former Rita Remy.Ê Preceding him in death were his wife of 55 years, Rita Rausch, and a sister, Margie Stoen.
He is survived by hisÊdaughters, Melanie Rausch of Chelsea, Mass., and Barbara Rausch of West Orange, N.J.; and a brother, David Rausch of Cannelton. ÊMemorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church Restoration Fund.