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Richard L. Werner

October 29, 1951 ~ June 18, 2024

Richard L. Werner, 72, of Satellite Beach lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease June 18, 2024. He grew up in Hermiston, Oregon and graduated from Hermiston High School in 1971. Upon earning his diploma, he immediately joined the Air Force. During his first assignment in Tucson, Arizona he met his wife of 50 years. After being stationed in Texas, a second stint in Arizona, and Sicily, he landed his dream assignment at Patrick Air Force Base where he retired from the military. Richard worked at Cape Canaveral across his active duty and civilian roles, launching the second generation Navstar Global Positioning satellites from start to finish.

His love of technology led him to mentor students on the FIRST Robotics Team Voltage. In 2012, Richard earned his AS in Computer Information Technology from Eastern Florida State College.

During his retirement, Richard enjoyed leading tours at the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and competing in half marathons. By far his favorite role was as a proud ‘Pop’ to his grandsons.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Harley and Juanita Werner and nephew David Werner.

Survivors include his wife Deborah Werner; three children, Olivia married to John Carkeet, Scott Werner, and Rebecca married to Justin Babcock; his truly precious grandsons, Connor and Hunter; his siblings and their spouses; Alan and Danna Werner, Susan and Bruce Schafer, and Daniel and Cyndy Werner.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Richard’s name to the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation https://canaverallight.org or St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care https://ReflectionsLSC.org

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