Richard Wortmann, Facilities Manager

Richard Wortmann Upon graduation, Richard's first job was working for Grumman Aircraft where he was privileged to be part of the LEM project; the first land rover to be sent to the moon. The LEM is now on view at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Richard was drafted at age nineteen and spent the next two years stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. While he was serving in the U. S. Army, he reached the rank of Sergeant E-5 a specialist on the 8" Howitzer. He married his beautiful wife Loretta during this time and they spent their first year living in Colorado Springs, CO, near the base.

Upon discharge Loretta and Richard came home to Brooklyn, N.Y. and he began his career working for the New York Telephone Company as a Lineman. They started a family and moved to the suburbs; Valley Stream, Long Island. He advanced quickly during the first year and became part of the Management Team. Through all the changes that took place at New York Tel, he continued to climb the corporate ladder and reached the position of Design Engineering Manager, responsible for all of South Queens Infrastructure managing over two hundred people. During this time he partnered with a very good friend and they began their own business - K&W Home Improvements. Upon retirement from Verizon after thirty-four years, they dissolved their business and Loretta and Richard moved to Boca Raton in 2003.

While in Boca Raton that he decided to continue with his passion for building and repairing, so he began another business of his own - Handyman Services, until God decided that his talents would be well served with more direction. So, he provided Richard with an opportunity and today he is the Facilities Manager at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School.


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