Richard H. Carricato
Richard H. Carricato, 86, of Stuart, Florida passed away on May 24, 2017 at Martin Memorial in Stuart, FL.
Born in Norwalk, CT, Mr. Carricato had previously lived in Hobe Sound before relocating to the Stuart area 26 years ago.
He was an aeronautical electrical engineer for Perkin Elmer and was instrumental in the development of The Hexagon, a photographic reconnaissance satellite. Mr. Carricato also helped build the lens of the Hubble Telescope.
He is veteran of The United States Air Force where he was a radio operator on the C54. Mr. Carricato, along with 5 other military service men, built and ran one of the first TV Stations on Lajes Field in the Azores.
Mr. Carricato is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Ginny Carricato of Stuart, Florida; sister, Dorothy Carr of Stuart, FL; and several nieces.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00AM-10:00AM with a memorial service to begin at 10:00AM. Inurnment will follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens with Air Force military honors.
Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL.
Published in TC Palm on Jun. 1, 2017.