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Richard Lee Dechert

Richard Lee Dechert Obituary
Passed June 21st, 2012 after a courageous battle against cancer. He was preceded by mother, Gertrude Kennedy Burritt; father, Harlan Dechert; & sister Barbara Burritt. Survived by sister, Judith Burritt; daughter, Sabrina Baissas and grandson, Luc Baissas. He attended Wayne State University (BS) & the University of Minnesota (MS), served in the US Air Force 1952-56, at Ramey AF Base in Puerto Rico. He was employed many happy years at Twin Cities Public Television; was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, WAMM, and Citizens for Global Solutions; enjoyed theater, symphony, jazz, nature, hiking, social and environmental causes, research and writing. By neighbors, he was known as "Mr. Richard", by family, "The energizer bunny" due to his unbelievable energy & independence and as the "walking encyclopedia" due to his amazing memory for details. He would appreciate donations made to www.globalsolutions.org in place of a memorial service.



Published in Pioneer Press on June 26, 2012
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