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Richard Narvaez

AGE: 86 • Wilmington, Delaware

Age 86, of North Wilmington passed away peacefully at St Francis Hospital on Tuesday July 19, 2016. Richard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Virginia (Flannery) Narvaez; his seven children, Paul, Ann Marie (Ken) Scheuer, John (Shannon), Michelle (Matt) Corrozi, Brian, Kevin (Martha), Kelly (Genesis). Also left to cherish his memory are fourteen grandchildren.

Born in NYC, he graduated from City College of New York, cum laude, with a BS degree in chemistry. He served 3 years in the US Army then went on to receive his PhD from New York University. Richard worked at DuPont for 32 years as a research chemist. After retiring, he joined W.L. Gore, where he made significant advances in the development of Gore-Sorber and modern day soil gas mapping. Painting and drawing were hobbies but his passion was coaching cross-country. One of the things he was most proud of was helping start the CYO Cross-Country program for the diocese of Wilmington. Richard was an intelligent, humble man who always enjoyed thoughtful conversation and prided himself on being able to raise and educate his children. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday July 31st at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Family and friends are invited to call from 10:00 to 11:00 am. A private burial will take place at the VA Cemetery in Bear on Monday August 1st.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Richard's name to CYO Cross-Country, 1626 N. Union Street, Wilmington DE 19806

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Published in The News Journal from July 24 to July 29, 2016
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