Richard Michael

Pfeiffer, PhD.

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Richard Michael Pfeiffer, PhD.

Dec 11 1940 - May 20 2004

Richard Michael Pfeiffer, PhD, age 63, of Desert Hot Springs, California, passed away May 20, 2004, in Desert Hot Springs. He was born December 11, 1940, in Rantoul, Illinois, to Theodore and Lily (Perry) Pfeiffer. He married Janet Blum on November 11, 1965, in Granada Hills, California. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Pfeiffer taught at the University of Washington and Penn State performing chemical research. He was a chemical engineer in the semi-conductor industry for over 20 years during which he received three separate patents. He is survived by his wife, Janet Pfeiffer of Desert Hot Springs, California; son, John Pfeiffer and wife, Charlotte of San Francisco, California; daughters, Anne Pfeiffer Cain and husband, Shannon of McKinney, Texas, and Barbara Pfeiffer Wainscott and husband, Christapher of Suffolk, Virginia; granddaughter, Lily Katherine Cain of McKinney; brothers, Ted Pfeiffer of California and Phil Pfeiffer of Maryland; and sister, Joan Fye of Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Pfeiffer. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Elm Grove Cemetery in Anna, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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