It is with great sorrow that we mark the passing of Daniel J. Podgurski, Jr., loving husband of Debra Podgurski (nee: Thurston), dear father of Elizabeth and Andrew Podgurski, dear brother of Robert (Roxanne) and John (Brenda) Podgurski, dear Uncle of 5 and great-uncle of 8.
Daniel was retired from Lyondell-Basell as plant manager in Tuscola, IL. He was an active Signature member and on the Board as Workshops Co-chair of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.
Memorial contributions to M. D. Anderson Hospital at gifts.mdanderson.org preferred.
We have lost a dear friend, gifted artist, and dedicated SLWS volunteer who brought excellence to the Workshops position and served as our interim Treasurer, bringing improvements to the way we do business and making our reports more useful . Everyone he encountered was touched by his kind and gentle spirit. He will live on in our hearts and memories through his friendship, good works and beautiful artwork.
We are saddened by the passing of Harry B. Richman, beloved husband of Shirley Richman; dear father and father-in-law of Martin (Lisa), Eric and Suzanne Richman; dear grandfather of Michael and Brian Richman, Megan Madigan and Adin Buchanan; dear brother of David Katz; as well as dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.
During WWII he achieved the rank of Captain in the Army Air Corps and served in the South Pacific as a meteorologist. When the war ended, he returned to St. Louis and enrolled in the Washington University School of Architecture, from which he graduated in 1949. As a student, he was asked to help with logistics for the design competition for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. In 1957, Harry worked with the firm of Murphy & Mackey. In 1968, he became a principal with the firm Murphy, Downey, Wofford & Richman, where he was closely involved with many projects for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical School. In 1995 he retired after nearly 50 years in practice. Following his retirement, Harry began painting water colors and received multiple awards. Harry combined an architect’s eye with a keen instinct for light and color, creating vibrant images of buildings and landscapes. This prolific body of work remains as one of the lasting legacies of his life.
Memorial contributions of your choice.
We were honored to have Harry as a long time member of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society and graced by his artwork.