Richard Joseph “Rich” Meidenbauer
November 24, 1940- March 1, 2020
Richard Joseph “Rich” Meidenbauer, 79, of California, MD and formerly of Wayne, NJ, passed away on March 1, 2020 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born November 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late Conrad J. Meidenbauer and Caroline (Traumer) Meidenbauer. Rich graduated from Richmond Hill High School in Queens, NY in 1958 and received a Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ in 1975. He served in the U.S. Air Force from October 26, 1962 until July 7, 1966, receiving the National Defense Service Medal. Rich was a Marketing and Trade Show Manager for Toshiba America & JVC for twenty years, retiring in 2006. He moved to St. Mary’s County from Wayne, NJ in 2009. Rich married his wife Phyllis Meidenbauer on May 20, 1967 in Irvington, NJ. He was a New York Giants fan and an avid New York Yankees fan all of his life. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. Rich was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Rich was always close to his family and friends. He treasured his time with them all, especially his loving wife of fifty three years, Phyllis. He had a large extended family who knew him as a gentle soul and he was always there for them.
Rich is survived by his wife, Phyllis Meidenbauer; his children, Laura (Pete) McDevitt of Lexington Park, MD, Donna (Wayde) Barnhart of Easton, MD and Diane Daly of California, MD; grandchildren, Colin, Caroline, Todd, Sarah, Thomas, Jakob, Emily and Zachary; and his sister, Evelyn Stack of Levittown, NY. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and his step-mother, Florence Meidenbauer.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Ken Gill on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Solomons, MD. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association Team Purple Pancakes
Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.
Friday, March 6, 2020