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Richard A. Luettich "Dick"

May 28, 1930 — November 15, 2023

Skidaway Island, GA

Richard A. Luettich “Dick”, 93, of Skidaway Island, GA, died peacefully at Carteret Landing Assisted Living in Morehead City, NC on November 15, 2023.

Dick was born on May 28, 1930, in Hinsdale, IL and grew up in nearby Oswego. He graduated from high school in 1948, enlisted and served in the US Air Force as a radio and radar operator and was honorably discharged in 1952. He entered the University of Illinois that fall where he met his future wife, studied Civil Engineering, and was a member of the AXP fraternity.

Upon graduation in 1956, Dick married Joyce Adler of Melrose, MA, who also graduated that year with a degree in music. The following year they moved to Augusta, ME where he was employed by the Maine Highway Dept. There, Dick rose through the ranks and was ultimately appointed Commissioner of the Maine Dept of Transportation in 1979. In 1980, he retired from the DOT and, over the next nine years, held senior positions at Edwards and Kelcey, Inc., the Massachusetts Dept of Public Works, and Yankee Construction Co. During this time, he and Joyce moved to Framingham, MA and then Scarborough, ME. In 1989, he started his own consulting business serving governmental agencies in 11 states along with several major engineering, construction, and legal firms. Over his distinguished career, Dick was active in national organizations including the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which he chaired for 10 years.

While living in Scarborough, Dick pursued his love of boating by joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary. In 1996, he and Joyce moved to Skidaway Island in Savannah, GA, where he joined the local Auxiliary Flotilla, becoming Flotilla Commander in 2000 and serving for over 25 years. During his Auxiliary service he received over 80 awards including the Inspector Clouseau Award and the Order of the Megalodon.

Dick’s beloved wife of 55 years, Joyce, died on January 1, 2011. In May of 2012, he married Gloria Davis of Waterville, ME. Gloria joined him on Skidaway Island where they lived happily for 11 years before relocating to Morehead City, NC in 2023 to be close to family.

Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 11 years, Gloria Luettich; daughter, Joy Crawford (Keith); sons, Rick Luettich (Dana) and Scott Luettich; sisters, Sue Froelich (Leo) and Sally Stading (Chuck); granddaughters, Kate Sugg (Andrew), Chrissy Russell (Mark), Lynnae Stypulkowski (Kevin), Nikita Cotzias and Zoe Cotzias; grandsons, Trenton Luettich (Lillianne) and Spencer Luettich; four great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his first wife Joyce Adler Luettich; parents John and Celeste Luettich; sister Joanne Wise; brother Jack; and daughter-in-law Amy Luettich.

A memorial service celebrating Dick’s life will be held at the Skidaway Island Methodist Church on February 10th at 2:00 PM.

Memorial gifts are encouraged to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance organization https://www.cgmahq.org/ Dedicate this gift, In Memory Of Richard A. Luettich, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 070-10-02  Savannah, Georgia with notification to: rluettich@aol.com

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Skidaway Island Methodist Church

54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

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