Forest Park East Funeral Home & Forest Park East Cemetery
21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX
Richard Lee Rampy
June 13, 1936 – July 2, 2019
Richard Lee Rampy, 83, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on July 2, 2019.
He was born in Los Angeles, California on June 13, 1936 to Joseph Rampy Jr. and Juanita Rampy.
Richard is survived by his wife of 62 years, Violet Marie; daughter Sondra Hurley and her husband Keith. He also leaves behind a grandson, John Hurley, and a granddaughter Stephanie Hurley and her husband, Carlos Romero
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Juanita Rampy; his sister, Jacqueline Van Ornum and her husband Bill.
He served in the Air Force from 1955 -1959 where he became proficient in electronics. After his discharge, he worked on various radar installations that took him and his family to Florida, North Dakota and finally to California where he worked at the Goldstone Deep Space Communication Complex. The rest of his career was spent as a NASA subcontractor, first at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the Gemini and Apollo years and then later at Houston’s Johnson Space Center during the Space Shuttle years until his retirement in 1999.
Richard enjoyed the thrill of making a deal; attending gun shows for the sheer fun of trading and selling guns and knives he had collected over the years. He became interested in woodworking and turned bowls and pens. He enjoyed traveling and hiking. One of his favorite spots was Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado where he could sit out in the morning and watch for the animals.
A celebration of Life for Richard Rampy will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 in the Chapel of Forest Park East Funeral Home. There will be a visitation at 10:00 am followed by a Memorial service at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a Veteran’s support organization of your choice.
- Memorial Service Friday, July 12, 2019
Richard Lee Rampy
July 7, 2019
Forest Park East Funeral Home would like to express our sympathy for the loss of your loved one.