Richard Hecht Obituary
 
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Richard Hecht

May 9, 1930 - July 3, 2014
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Richard Hecht was born on May 9, 1930 and died of a degenerative neurologic condition on July 3, 2014. He was raised in the Bronx by his mother, Rose, who worked for New York City as a social worker. He graduated from Bronx High School of Science, City College of New York, and received a PhD in Physics from Columbia University on a National Science Foundation Scholarship. He spent most of his career directing a research laboratory for United Technologies in Hartford. He was an expert bridge and backgammon player, holding championship titles in both games. After retirement he studied Russian, took up painting, and was an active...
Richard Hecht was born on May 9, 1930 and died of a degenerative neurologic condition on July 3, 2014. He was raised in the Bronx by his mother, Rose, who worked for New York City as a social worker. He graduated from Bronx High School of Science, City College of New York, and received a PhD in Physics from Columbia University on a National Science Foundation Scholarship. He spent most of his career directing a research laboratory for United Technologies in Hartford. He was an expert bridge and backgammon player, holding championship titles in both games. After retirement he studied Russian, took up painting, and was an active volunteer with Jewish Family Services in Stamford for which he received an award in 2009 for outstanding service. He was a member of Temple Sinai in Stamford.


Richard leaves his wife of 10 years Sallie Kuh and two daughters, Elizabeth Gaufberg and her husband Slava Gaufberg, Jessica Hecht and her husband Adam Bernstein, a step-daughter Jessica Kuh and her husband Jeffrey Rosenblum. His beloved grandchildren are Lilia, Rachel, Eva and Sophia Gaufberg, Stella and Carlo Bernstein, Ellery and Acadia Kuh.


Burial will be private and a memorial service will be held at Temple Sinai in Stamford in August. Donations in Richard's memory can be made to Temple Sinai, Stamford CT, www.templesinaistamford.org; Vitas Hospice Care www.vitas.com or the Arnold P. Gold Foundation www.humanism-in-medicine.org.

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