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Richard "Dick" Albert Stoltz, JD

September 24, 1931 ~ September 17, 2022 (age 90)
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Richard “Dick” Albert Stoltz, Juris Doctor, was born on September 24, 1931, to Oris "Jack" Albert Stoltz and Edna Lorene Steffey in Elmhurst, Illinois. He passed away on September 17, 2022, in Rowlett, Texas.

Richard attended DuPage County Schools. He went on to serve in the United States Navy until being honorably discharged. He later attended Purdue University, Indiana University, Colorado School of Mines, and Duquesne University earning degrees in Electrical Engineering, Business, Medaleregy, and Law.

Richard enjoyed a career at Westinghouse as an Electrical Engineer, Patent Attorney, and Research Scientist in their testing reactor, research, and development departments. He was also employed at IBM as an Electrical Engineer, Amoco Oil as a Patent Attorney, Texas Instruments as Director of their Patent Attorney Training Program, and several small startup companies. Before his retirement, he was of counsel for Chalker Flores, LLP. He was an inventor of more than 100 patents and patent applications during his long career.

Affectionally regarded as “Dick”, Richard married the love of his life, Charlotte Ann Gesler, on December 3, 1960. The two remained united in holy matrimony for 58 years until her passing on May 7, 2018. Two children were loved and nurtured in this union, Jeffrey Albert Stoltz and Laura Suzann Stoltz.

Among many hobbies, Richard enjoyed boating, water skiing, snow skiing, and golfing. He and Charlotte enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe and spending time with their children and grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered for his hardworking nature. His kind spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Stoltz; parents, Oris "Jack" Albert Stoltz and Edna Lorene Steffey; and sister Dorothy Curran.

Those left to cherish precious memories include his children, Jeffrey Albert Stoltz and Laura Suzann DaConceicao (Julio); grandchildren, Ricardo Joao DaConceicao and Steffani Lourdes DaConceicao; sister Diane Martin (Bill); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 

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