Richard W. Ganoczy, draftsman

Richard W. Ganoczy, a retired draftsman and Coast Guard veteran, died Jan 21 of cancer at Homestead of Sun Valley, a Sykesville assisted-living facility. He was 73.

Mr. Ganoczy was born and raised in New York City, where he graduated from public schools.


After serving in the Coast Guard from 1958 to 1964, Mr. Ganoczy moved to Washington, where he worked as a graphic artist for WTOP-TV.

During the 1960s, he attended District of Columbia Teachers College. He later studied at the University of Florida in Gainesville and earned a bachelor's degree from Frostburg State University.


Mr. Ganoczy briefly lived in Costa Rica before returning to Washington and taking a job as a draftsman with the Department of Agriculture. He retired in 1995.

The Columbia resident was an accomplished furniture maker, family members said.

At Mr. Ganoczy's request, there will be no services.

Surviving are a brother, Francis E. "Frank" Ganoczy of Salisbury; two nieces; and several cousins.