Richard James Voss
Richard J. Voss (70) of Overland Park, Kansas, rang “FINISHED WITH ENGINES” at 1840 hours, May 30 after retiring in 2007 as a licensed deck officer on the dredge WHEELER with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District.
Born November 2, 1948, in Kansas City, MO, to William A. and Verna (Atkinson) Voss. Preceded in death by parents and older brother Lt. William A. Voss. Survived by wife Elaine Giessel; children Jason, Duncan, and Rachel; sister Barbara Burkart (John); sister-in-law Jean Buchli (astronaut/soul brother Jim), soul sister Judith Epstein, German brother Michael Hug; and loving cousins. He was Tio Rico to his nieces and nephews.
A life member of Sierra Club http://kansas.sierraclub.org/in-memoriam-richard-voss/ , he enjoyed fantastic outdoor adventures with brothers-in-law John and Gary: canoeing, biking, backpacking, fishing, diving, and blue-water sailing. He was grateful to have enjoyed a colorful life with Hodgson era Boy Scout Troop 66, with fellow experimental aircraft builders and pilots, and with all of his loyal friends and shipmates.
Donations to organizations which support progressive politics, sustainable environment, scientific curiosity, or peace and justice.
Cremation and private disposition. Celebration of his life at a later date.