Richard (“Dick”) Leander Cattau, 80, of Port St Lucie, Florida died Saturday, December 5, 2020, after a brief illness at Life Care Center of Port St Lucie surrounded by his loving daughter Jill and son John.
Richard graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962. Upon graduation, Richard entered the U.S. Navy, ultimately serving as a Lieutenant on the Destroyer USS Perry (DD-844).
At the conclusion of his service in the U.S. Navy in 1967, Richard joined Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, NY as Director of Distribution and Materials Management. He served as President of Sarah Coventry, Inc. in 1978 and presided over its reorganization and sale in 1984. For the remainder of his career, Richard advised financially distressed businesses as a turnaround and management consultant.
Father of Jill (Marty) Birmingham and John (Marie) Cattau; grandfather of Annie and Tommy Birmingham, Serena, Eliza and Benjamin Cattau; brother of Daniel Cattau and Ann Cattau; uncle of Olivia and Sam Cattau. Richard is preceded in death by his father Holger G. Cattau and mother Olive A. Cattau.
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