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Richard  Frank Gebhard
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Passed to Eternal Life Sunday, November 26, 2017, age 89 years. Loving brother of Bernice C. Gebhard. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank J. and Helen F. as well as his sister and brothers: LaVerne E., Lawrence W. and Elmer P. Gebhard. Richard is parting from his companion dog, Smiley, a beautiful 7 year Samoyed. Richard has substantial credits to his achievements. He was a proud Graduate of St. Agnes Grade School, and Rufus King High School, Milwaukee. Graduate of U. of Madison with degrees: B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1951; B.S. Applied Math & Mechanics, 1951; M.S. Applied Math & Mechanics, 1952; J.D. Law, 1952; L.L.M. Law 1953. Graduate of U. of Michigan: M.B.A., 1960. One Year enrollment at Harvard & MIT. Active in early United States missile research & development. He was a systems analyst and worked for Bendix Aviation, Mishawaka IN; an active Consultant at Emerson Engineering, St. Louis. He served in armed forces 1953-1955 during Korean Conflict and extended enlistment for an additional 3 years to 1958. His passion was weekly tennis playing and joined tennis clubs in each state he resided. When in residence in Milwaukee, he earned numerous tennis trophies in clubs he participated in. When he resided in Tucson, AZ in 1985, his humorist tennis mates wrote in the Caldwell Gazette: “Gebhard, who was a virtual unknown in the tennis world one year ago, and who had to qualify for Wimbledon, devastated John MacEnroe in the final, 6-4, 7-5, 6-0”. Recent residence in St. Louis, met his weekly tennis playing enjoyment. Private services will be held. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to the discalced Carmelites of Holy Hill Basilica, Hubertus, WI 53033.


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