- September 1, 1925 - November 25, 2016
- Black Rock section of BPT, Connecticut
of Richard's Passing
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“Karen:With our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
1 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn and Will Costello - CT
“I enjoyed working with him at Textron (Avco Lycoming) and was saddened to hear of his passing. With our sympathy.
2 of 13 | Posted by: George and Jean Biagioni - CT
“Our condolences to Richard's family. It was an honor to serve with him at TEMS.
3 of 13 | Posted by: Joe and Karen Casarin
“Richard was an awesome man , his spence of humor and his manner with others made you smile. Richard was a well respected member of the Trumbull...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Michael R DelVecchio
“Really enjoyed the Trumbull EMS shifts we worked together, a super role model for our community is Richard.
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tom McWilliams
“I would look forward to seeing Richard out for a stroll with his beloved and darling, sweet little Lulu. We would sit and chat, with Richard often...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Claudia Sitar
“It was a privilege serving with you. TEMS
7 of 13 | Posted by: Wayne Sakal
“My deepest condolences to Karen and family. I knew him from the Middlebrook School days when Annie was teaching with our wonderful crew. Rich and...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Joe Cavagnuolo
“Richard was my boss for over 25 years. He was just a great and wonderful human being. It was an honor to known have known him.
9 of 13 | Posted by: Arthur Chaves
“Deepest sympathy to the Sussman Family. Dick and Ann's dedication as as past volunteers at Trumbull EMS will always be remembered by those of us who...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend
“Our thoughts are with all of you . May you all be at peace he had a nice long life.
11 of 13 | Posted by: Lorrie and John Henske
“My deepest condolences to Richard's family
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jody Eisemann
“Offering our sympathies at this time.
13 of 13 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT
Richard Sussman, 91, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, November 25, 2016. Richard was born in New Milford, CT to the late Regina and Alexander Sussman. Richard was the beloved husband of the late Ann Sussman to whom he was married to for 53 years. He was predeceased by his brothers, Maurice and Irving, and his sister Shirley. Richard was a veteran of World War II, having enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18. Following the end of the war, Richard graduated from Queens College with a degree in Chemistry, ultimately retiring from Textron (Avco Lycoming) as Chief Chemist. Richard found his true calling after his wife Ann became an Emergency Medical Technician and volunteered with the Trumbull EMS. Not one to sit at home while Ann was riding around with 'lights and sirens,' Richard also became certified as an EMT and driver. Both Ann and Richard spent over 30 years as dedicated volunteers with the Trumbull EMS, with Richard driving the ambulance well into his 80's. Richard is survived by his daughters Joan and Karen Sussman, his grandchildren, Rachel and Aaron Appelle, and Andrew and Will Grathwohl, and his constant companion, Lulu. A private interment with military honor will be held in Middletown Veterans Cemetery. Donations may be made in Richard's honor to Green Village Initiative, 325 Lafayette Street, #9101, Bridgeport, CT 06604 or on-line at www.gogvi.org . To sign his online guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com
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