Richard David Sukey


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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Paul Poirier
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Wayland, MA
Created On: 03/09/2013 16:18:14

My "Brother from Another Mother" will be remembered fondly as my best friend of about 75 year. We both grewup in Waltham to mothers who were best friends. After our attaining our 18th birthday's, Dick joined the US Air force and left Waltham for his selected career. Upon his retirement from the military after his 28 years of service,he returned home and re-established our friendship as if he were gone for only a couple of weeks.

Brother Dick was always fun to be with because he was an instigater of good times. His cookouts with family and friends were guaranteed to be a good time. He never disappointed usdisappointe. Those family gatherings are remembered fondly whenever I think of Dick and Carolyn, his loving and faithful companian.

I am thankful that we Brothersto were able to share our final time together during my last visit with him. God bless. Rest in peace.

Carolyn Sukey
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Myrtle Beach
Created On: 03/08/2013 23:58:06

Dick is the love of my life and the world's greatest husband. He will be in my heart forever.

Raymond Sukey
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Nashua NH
Created On: 03/06/2013 15:58:43

Dick and i shared many great times with the family over the years. We miss him, my brother. Love you!

Kari Alley
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Created On: 03/05/2013 19:49:30

My grandpa was a good man with a lot of pride who always held his head high. He had a string voice that screamed, you will respect me, when he spoke, hahaha!! Really, he was a man to be honored and treated with the utmost dignity because he never put out any less in this world. He loved whole heartedly and had his very best friend at his side right up until the end. Carolyn completed my grandpa and he her as well. You will be lived and missed by so many. It was my honor to call you grandpa, I love you!! If you could, shake Jimi\'s hand up there for me would ya ;-)



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