Richard L. Droste – Burrillville

Richard L. Droste – Burrillville

Richard L. Droste, 83, of Harrisville, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Richard was the son of William Droste and Emma Riemer Droste. Richard is survived by the love of his love for 60 years, Rose Marie Staimpel Droste, and his family including one son, David Droste from Harrisville, R.I.; two daughters Denise Saliba from Smithfield, R.I., and Diane Junier from Greenville, R.I.; his five grandchildren Kelsey Day, Colin Droste, Madison Saliba, Brooklyn Saliba, Dylan Junier, and his two great-grandchildren James Day and Eliza Day. He was predeceased by his brother Ronald Droste, and sister Beverly Bunsey. He also leaves behind his sister Wilma Drazen and brother William Droste.

Richard was a manufacturing engineering manager at the former Bay State Tap & Die Company for 43 years. He had also served in the Rhode Island National Guards for two years. In addition to spending time with his family especially on vacations in Maine, he also enjoyed boating, fishing, cooking, making homemade wine and working around his house. Richard was also very active at his church Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, and served on various boards and committees including congregational president.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., in Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 54 Cedar Swamp Road, Smithfield. Interment will be in Acotes Hill Cemetery in Chepachet. Visitation will be held Friday, 4-7 p.m., in the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Avenue, (Rt. 44), Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzeimers Association – R.I. Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, R.I. 02906.

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