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Richard Lee Drumm: Obituary

May. 13, 2021
Category: Obituary

On January 30, 2021, Richard Lee (Dick) Drumm passed away at age 64 in Herndon, Virginia after a short battle with cancer.

Richard was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, July 7, 1956 to Ronald and Marjean Drumm. He graduated from Wausau West High School in 1974. After working at Wausau Insurance for a few years, Richard moved to Madison where he attended the University of Wisconsin and received a bachelor of science degree in 1985. After graduation, he moved to Virginia and began a career in computer programming. Richard worked for various programming contractors before he retired in 2013.

A friend wrote of Richard, “Dick was a truly one of a kind. A mathematician with a brilliant mind. You’d better be well prepared to debate Dick. He was profoundly insightful. Quick witted. Most of all Dick was a profoundly wonderful person with a way about him that was entirely his own. Spend time with Dick and your day was brightened, filled with laughter and provocation. Dick is irreplaceable.”

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Sr., and his mother, Marjean, his brother, Ronald Jr., and his sister Karen. He is survived by his sister Michelle Hoffman from Soldotna, Alaska, his nephew Eric Drumm from Pueblo, Colorado, and many wonderful, caring friends from all over the country.

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