Richard E. Ertman

Hartford, Connecticut


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It is with sadness that I announce the passing of my brother, Dick Ertman, on September 21, 2017 in Silverado, CA. Dick was born in Hartford CT, the son of Tillie Portner and Morris Ertman. He graduated Weaver High School and UConn before moving to California where he spent his career in...

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Dick was a dear, dear friend of my husband Dale and I when we lived in Silverado in the 1970s and 1980s. He would cover over every Tuesday for dinner when I went to play bingo in Garden Grove. I hadn't spoken with him for a while and just got the urge to call him yesterday but his number was disconnected. I am so sorry I didn't connect with him before he passed. I will miss him. I know he and Dale are together talking old times and having a wee dram of scotch. Rest in Peace dear friend.

Dick Ertman was a dear friend and colleague at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works for many years. He was a brilliant EMI engineer who solved many diverse and technical problems. I will miss "Rotorhead" and his quick wit and great disposition. Please don't mourn his passing but celebrate his wonderful life. Happy trails my friend, Ron Turner

I am Ed Mitchell, KB6BFR, I met Dick as an amateur radio operator. Dick and I shared the reputation as "rotor heads" as Dick called us. Dick was always interesting and kept quite busy when I first met him. We kept in touch over the years but as life changed for both of us, we did not connect as much as we should have. When last I spoke with Dick he said the doctor had mis-diagnosed him and he had a lot more life left. When I started preparing to move I remembered I had not spoken to...

I had the great pleasure of working with Dick since the early 90s. We grew to be friends and it was always an enjoyable event when he was in town.

He was truly an unsung hero whose extraordinary expertise in an arcane but critical area of engineering saved several deeply classified programs. He could work miracles.

He was nearly unforgettable. Positively by most, but as a nightmare to those few who pushed back against his command of physics.

I miss him.

Dick and I have been close friends for 25 years. I will miss his sense of humor and many chats through the years.
Rest in peace dear friend.
Ann Shaffer

Dick and I had a close relationship when he lived in Georgia in the 90's. He got attached to my kids (around 8 and 11) and called my daughter Pooh Bear. They are now in their 30's married with kids and we've all stayed in touch with Dick through the years. In fact, my son saw this news tonight when checking for his address for a Xmas card and he called me. I'm so very sorry and send bear hugs to his family. Rest In Peace, sweet man. You will be missed.

Rest IN Peace.

I will truly miss this gentle man.I miss Hamlet,and spookooidooki. I lived in the lower part of his home.I will truly miss him.