Richard F. Colleoni

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ARLINGTON -- Richard F. "Dick" Colleoni, 79, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at his home in Arlington. Service: Two-part service: Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday, Wade Funeral Home, 4140 West Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, 817-274-9233. Military burial: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, 214-467-3374. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, Fla. 33133, 866-731-2673, in honor of Richard F. Colleoni. Dick was born April 8, 1933, in Superior, Wyo., to Richard L. Colleoni and Rosa Bastiani of Tyrol, Austria. He graduated with a degree in engineering from the University of Wyoming and subsequently did graduate work in business at Texas Christian University. Dick served the United States Army as a first lieutenant U.S. Infantry. He was company commander of A Company, Fort Jackson, S.C. Dick was employed for 43 years by the LTV group of companies where his specialty was the development of space and military defense systems, until his retirement as director of Mechanical Engineering. Survivors: His wife of 57 years, Paula Louise Ainsworth Colleoni; sisters, Madeline Colleoni and Cornelia George; son, Richard F. "Rick" Colleoni Jr.; daughter, Margaret Delin Byrum. In addition, four granddaughters, Stephanie Colleoni Woehr, Lauren Colleoni, Alison Colleoni, Teri Byrum; and great granddaughter, Marisa Woehr. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Loosing a loved one is never easy. Please know our prayers are with you. Rick, if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know. May God keep you in his embrace always.

    Teresa and Steve Schmidt

  2. I am so sad that my Dear Uncle Richard passed away. It has been so long since I have seen him. I will always cherish my memories of him. Paula and family please know you are all in our prayers.
    Cheri Potter and family

  3. Paula, you have our sympathy and condolences. We will all miss him.
    — Bob and Marie Rainey

  4. Our prayers are with Aunt Pache, Rick, Delin, and all the family. We are deeply saddened that so many years and life circumstances have kept us from traveling to Arlington, to spend time with Uncle Rich and Aunt Pache. It isn’t only Chuck’s childhood memories – but the FAMILY memories that were made on so many holidays at the Colleoni home: dinners at the big table, playing cards, sitting out on the patio, the little kids hunting Easter eggs. Uncle Rich was our family patriarch. He’s up there, now, in sweet bliss of Heaven, with Jean and Fred, Peg and Paul (and Bill), and crafting a beautiful place for his beloved Pache, watching their Labs run happily in green hills.

  5. I am so sorry that Dick is gone. He was one of my oldest and dearest mentors at work. In the early 80s he had the fortune or misfortune of having two of the first women engineers LTV hired working for him. I am positive we presented a big challenge to him, but he did his best to be fair and to help us in our careers. I still have a folder he slapped a gold star on when he told me I did a good job. I seriously doubt I would have stayed at the company over 30 years had I not been working for him. I have gone on to have a wonderful career which has included being the Director of Electrical Engineering. Many thanks to Dick Colleoni for all the encouragement he has provided to me.

  6. Apa.i heard A lot about u …i came after 40 years when i found out rick was my dad…i didn’t get a chance to meet u but heard u were the greatest man …I know ur looking down from heaven…and can see me ….just know one day i will meet u …and i know ur very missed ….much love to u apa

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