Ernest Richman age 89, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2010 at his residence in Tucson, Arizona. He was born on May 11, 1921, to the late Isaac and Chassa Richman in New York City.
He was predeceased by his brother, Harry Richman of New Rochelle, New York. He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Dolly) Miller Richman; sons, Dr. Lawrence Richman (Harriet) of Bath, Ohio and Dr. Eric Richman (Vivian) of Wooster, Ohio; daughters, Barbara Jagolinzer (Rabbi Marc) of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and Susan Meyers (Martin) of Livingston, New Jersey; grandchildren, Katherine Salkin (Aaron) of Canton, Massachusetts, Deborah Sheftel (Laurence) of Alpharetta, Georgia, Robert Richman of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jessica Dworkin (Matthew) of Columbus, Ohio, Amy Malk (David) of River Woods, Illinois, Charles Jagolinzer (Rachelle) of San Diego, California, Sarah Jagolinzer of Washington, D.C., Jonathan Jagolinzer of Alexandria, Virginia and Andrew and Diana Meyers of Livingston, New Jersey. He was a great-grandfather to Brayden James Salkin, Max Jacob, Joseph Phineas and Noah Benjamin Sheftel, Jackson Richman and Makenzie Rey Malk and Max Ethan Jagolinzer.
Ernest (Ernie) was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School. He earned his B.S. at Purdue University and his masters degree in Public Health from Columbia University. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Ernie worked as an entomologist for the United States Government, Department of Agriculture, heading up the Port of New York and the Eastern Seaboard at the JFK Airport. While at Purdue, he did research which led to the development of a mosquito repellant that was used by the United States Military in the South Pacific during World War II, probably saving thousands of lives.
Ernie was a superb athlete, did calisthenics daily until his mid 70's and was the boxing champion of Purdue. Ernie played the clarinet and had a lifelong love of music. Ernie retired to Tucson, Arizona, where he was active in the Oasis, Mended Hearts and the Post Polio organizations.
A graveside service took place at the Kensico Cemetery, Sharon Gardens in Valhalla, New York on Friday, August 27, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ernest Richman Fund at the Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Entomology would be greatly appreciated. Please join us for a local Memorial Service to be held at Village Green Clubhouse at 9744 Laurel Ridge Dr. on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Arrangements handled by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.