Richard Roger Borucki, 79, of Westminster, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at home.
Born Dec. 2, 1934, in Manitowoc, Wis., he was the son of the late Frank and Caroline Nedvecki Borucki. He was the husband of Angela D. Kilchenstein Borucki, his wife of 53 years.
He was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering and was a Marine Corps veteran, serving from 1953 until 1955.
He was an engineer for Bendix, now known as Honeywell, and a pioneer of the space program contract for NASA. This began as the Mercury program, with him living in California, Arizona, Bermuda and ending his career at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus at St. John Catholic Church, the Westminster Elks Lodge No. 2277, VFW No. 467, American Legion No. 31, and a member of the Color Guard of the Westminster Marching Band.
He was an avid golfer and sports fan, with his favorite teams being the Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Orioles. He enjoyed making crafts and woodworking projects for friends and family.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughters-in-law David R. and Diane M. Borucki, of Columbia, Joseph F. and Bonnie L. Borucki, of Westminster, and J. Craig and Melissa C. Borucki, of Hanover, Pa.; a brother, Robert F. Borucki, of Green Bay, Wis.; a sister, Betty B. Kattner, of Milwaukee, Wis.; and grandchildren Bryan, Amanda, Christopher, Jessica, Benjamin and Rachel Borucki.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, with the Rev. John Lesnick as celebrant. Interment, with military honors, will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Westminster.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, MD 21157.
Online condolences may be offered at http://www.prittsfuneralhome.com.
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