Landgraf, Richard Charles a 40 year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2005 in Los Angeles. Born in Detroit, Michigan, October 11, 1940, Richard was 65. Richard enjoyed a 29 year career with TTI, a subsidiary of Citicorp, as a Manager in the Design and Documentation Group. As the President of Cuckoo’s Nest West, Richard thrived for the full understanding in the value of time and friends, especially those who shared his pleasure in a Detroit Lions victory. He is survived by his mother, Frances Cipresso, sister, Lisa Cipresso, of Detroit, MI, and brother, Tom Landgraf of Southlake, TX. He was preceded in death by his father, William Landgraf, step-father, Edmond Cipresso, and brother, Larry Landgraf. Following Rich's instructions, he will be cremated without any services. For those who wish to express their condolences, contributions in Richards name, to your local chapter of the V.F.W. would be appreciated.

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  1. I knew Rich for a long time. We were friends and I enjoyed his conversation. He was always there when we needed a favor and I will remember him and his friendship. I will miss him. May God take him and care for him forever

  2. Dear Family – I am sure by now you know how dear Rich was to many people and how much he will be missed. He was a feisty one and I think that’s why he was so loved. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cheryl

  3. I had the pleasure of working with Rich and enjoyed his unique sense of humor. I will miss joking and seeing him at work. My prayers are with his family and friends at this time of sorrow.

  4. I had the pleasure of working with Rich for only a short time. In that time however he proved to be an exceptionally engaging person and pleasure to work with. He will be deeply missed.

  5. From: [] Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:29 PM To: Kyriazi, Linda Subject: To Family of Rich Landgraf We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Rich. I have known Rich since February of 1968 when I hired him as a Design Checker at the Hawthorne facility of the NCR Electronics Division. He was an efficient and well-liked employee and became a very close friend of mine. We enjoyed each other’s company at the race track, on the golf course, and at our house parties. Rich’s humor and personality will be sorely missed by my Wife and I. Our best wishes to the family of Rich Landgraf. Don and Judy Bramson

  6. I had the pleasure of knowing Rich for nearly 20 years. He was always the bright spot in my day at work. I nicknamed Rich ‘Richie Pooh’ years ago because he was such a lovable and good natured person. What really made me feel special was that one day someone else called him by my pet name and he quietly and seriously took me aside and told me that no one else could call him that and I had better tell that person or there was going to be trouble. Needless to say, no one else ever called him Richie Pooh but me! I will never ever forget my Richie Pooh and his presence will always remain in my heart.

  7. Although Rich is 31 years my senior, he treated me like a little brother and friend during my short time working with him. He was a great manager and even better person and always making people laugh with his humor at the same time sincere with his interaction with people around him. I always enjoyed coming back throughout the years to citicorp, just to have lunch with him and the gang. At times, we drove each other crazy at work, but in the end it was his personality that made it a pleasure to come to work and see his smile and a funny comment…something I always enjoy remembering.

  8. My sincerest condolences to the family. I have many memories of Rich and am very thankful that God allowed him to be a part of my life. He showed my children and I a wonderful vacation with him back 9 years ago and we have never forgotten that awesome trip! His personality was that of an Angel on Earth. He always brought laughter and humor to those around him. He will always be in my heart. He was a wonderful man.

  9. I have so many great memories of the 13 years I worked with Rich. He was a great man to work with and a good friend to have. He could get a little grumpy, mostly when I hid his cigarettes or on Mondays after a weekend when his football teams didn’t do so well. Yet Rich was always kind and thoughtful to me and truly cared about what was going on with my life and for a boss I think that was quite unique. And with much pestering from me, Rich even came to my wedding which made me so happy. Boy, he would really hate hearing everyone saying these nice things about him but that was Rich he was such a character. He was one in a million. I truly miss him. My prayers and thanks to the Landgraf Family for sharing him with our TTI family. Tricia Mota Remedios

  10. I enjoyed cookouts with Rich along with his lifelong friend from Detroit, Tom Carver. Along with the good food and company was Rich’s memorable offbeat sense of humor; love of life and his approachable nature. Many will miss him.

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