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RICHARD THOMAS MULLER Richard ("Rich") Thomas Muller, 76, passed away at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL on August 14, 2014 following complications from a brain injury. Rich was born in New York City, NY on January 6, 1938 to William and Grace Muller. Following graduation from Long Island's Hofstra University, he began a career with the Central Intelligence Agency in 1963 and lived and worked at numerous locations in Europe, Asia and Latin America where he served with distinction as an Intelligence Officer. Rich moved to Vero Beach, FL following his retirement while continuing to serve in training positions for the Federal Government. Rich was a qualified pilot and a sailboat enthusiast, sailing out of Ft. Pierce, FL for many years. He was also a very active player with the tennis community of Timber Ridge in Vero Beach. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years Jacqueline; daughters Nancy (John) Caterina, Cathleen (Larry) Muller- Reed and Jennifer (Mark) Ballard; granddaughters Carly Beals, Jennifer Lynn Caterina, Jessica Caterina and Madison Reed, all of Tennessee; one brother Louis (Madeline) and sister Elizabeth Detlefsen, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Rich was preceded in death by his brother Robert (Madeline). A remembrance will be held from 3-6pm Saturday, August 30, 2014 at The Vero Beach Tennis Club at Timber Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rich's name to Vero Beach Meals-On-Wheels, 694 14th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960, where Richard volunteered his services; or to VNA Hospice House, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book is available at

Published in the TC Palm on Aug. 19, 2014
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