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Richard David Sukey, 81, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
He was born October 16, 1931 in Waltham, MA, son of the late Joseph John and Mary Josephine Perry Sukey. He was also predeceased by one son, Joseph John Sukey, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one brother.
Dick was proud of his successful 28 year Air Force career. He entered service as an enlisted man and worked his way up through the ranks, retiring as a Major who earned a master navigator rating. Following his military retirement, he worked fourteen years in international marketing for leading defense electronics companies. He loved traveling and was a master storyteller, frequently entertaining friends and family with fascinating stories about his life experiences. He always lit up the room with his lively personality. In spare time Dick was a highly skilled do-it-yourselfer who loved complex home improvement projects and furniture making. He was an amazing husband and a loving father and he will be deeply missed by his entire family.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn McDaniel Sukey; one son, Richard David Sukey, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Spring, TX; two daughters, Jo Anne Taylor and her husband Myron of Inglis, FL, Lorraine Williams of Inverness, FL; one brother, Raymond Sukey and his wife Irene of Nashua, NH; one sister, Georgina Howald of Derby, NY; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
No local services are planned at this time.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.
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