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Please remember in your prayers George B. Richter, Ph.D., who died Monday, June 10, in Grand Rapids, Minn.

George Richter

George Richter

Richter, 86, taught at St. Thomas in the Engineering Department in the 1960s. He was the grandfather of Adam Gibson ’12. His first wife, Patricia Grain Richter, who preceded him in death, graduated from St. Thomas in 1987.

Richter served in the U.S. Navy from June 1945 until his discharge in July 1946. In 1999 he received the “Distinguished Engineer” award from the Minnesota Federation of Engineering Societies for his outstanding achievement in, and service to, the profession of engineering.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Grand Rapids Friday, June 14. A Mass of Christian Burial also will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, at the Church of the Holy Childhood, 1435 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, Minn.

An obituary and guest book can be viewed at Rowe Funeral Home.