Richard “Red” Metzkes

April 26, 1933 - July 11, 2020

METZKES, Richard “Red,” 87, of New Port Richey, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2020. He was married for 63 years to his loving wife, Ginger. A Korean War Veteran and Senior Executive at Smith’s Aerospace and Defense, he spent over 30 years working in the aviation industry on projects including the Lunar Landing and Air Force One. Red was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife, Ginger; daughters, Catherine and Virginia; son, Charles; as well as his grandchildren, Casey and Max. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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