Richard Jacob Steinert Sr.
October 28, 1935 – January 30, 2019
Richard Jacob Steinert, Sr. 83, a resident of Pennybyrn in High Point passed away on Wednesday January 30, 2019. He was born October 28, 1935 in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ the son of Henry Herman and Helen Werner Steinert.
Richard grew up in North Bergen, NJ and received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ. On May 9, 1969 Richard was presented the Young Engineer Award by the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers. This award is presented to a young engineer on the basis of his engineering accomplishment, professional and technical society activity and public contribution to his fellow man. While living there he became a Mason and a Shriner. He came to Greensboro in 1985 as Director of Engineering for the P. Lorillard Tobacco Co until he retired in 2004. Richard lived in Sedgefield from 1985 until he moved to Pennybyrn in 2015. He was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church, the Sedgefield Country Club and was a member of the Greensboro Engineers Club where he was past president in 1996 and was the recipient in 1994 of the Jim Armstrong Outstanding Contribution Award from the Greensboro Engineers Club.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald John Steinert; his sister, Harriet Steinert Knecht and his brother, Robert John Steinert.
Surviving are his loving wife, Suzanne Calhoun Steinert of the home; children, Robert James Steinert and wife Cathy of Florence, SC, Katherine Steinert Giannetti of Highland Lakes, NJ, Richard Jacob Steinert, Jr. and husband Keith Gilbert of Washington, DC; step-children, Grace Forbis Morgan and husband Lowell of Cornelius, Emily Forbis Arnold and husband David of Chapel Hill, Bill Wyble of Clearwater Beach, FL, Jim Wyble and wife Michele of West Des Moines, IA, Tracy Wyble Hedger and husband Michael of Wake Forest, Tom Wyble and wife Jenny of Summerfield and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Jamestown United Methodist Church, 403 East Main St., Jamestown, NC 27282 conducted by the Reverend Tom Latimer and the Reverend Jim Watford. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made in Richard’s memory to Jamestown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 339 Jamestown, NC 27282 or to Pennybyrn, 109 Penny Rd. High Point, NC 27260.
- Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
- Memorial Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019
- Visitation following the Memorial Service
Richard Jacob Steinert Sr.
February 5, 2019
Dick's laugh was contagious! Met him over 20 yrs ago at a German class. Sat next to he and Wendy and knew I had done the right thing to sign up! They both were the funniest and most giving of life.
Throughout the years, living in the same neighbor, the friendship continued, and the memories will not be forgotten. Praying for your soul and peace for the family.
All our love, Annette & Herbert Mueller
February 1, 2019
Dick Steinert was one of my favorite engineers and favorite homebrewers. One time, he came to my birthday party and brought a small cannon. The cannon was probably a foot tall and the barrel I.D. was as big as a pencil. Somewhere in the middle of the party I hear a blast coming from the kitchen. I walk over and Dick's shooting the cannon from the middle of the kitchen floor out the door into the street. He'd packed the barrel with flour so it made a good puff of 'smoke'. Basically, it was fantastic, and I couldn't imagine a better birthday treat.
Dick was a good man that encouraged me to be myself - no matter what. He didn't bullshit and he didn't want anybody else to, either. Three cheers for this amazing human.