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Richard A. Engberg Sr., 71, of West Columbia, Texas, formerly of Hamburg, died Tuesday (March 24, 1998) in Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Webster, Texas, after a long illness.

Born in Baltimore, he served in the Army in Europe during World War II and took part in the Normandy invasion.

He was a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he received a degree in mechanical engineering.

Engberg worked for Linde Division of Union Carbide Corp. in several engineering and construction management positions.

In 1966, he moved from his Linde job in Pittsburgh to work at the Town of Tonawanda plant. He retired in 1981 as a field construction manager and moved to West Columbia, where he founded a consulting firm, Engberg Services, and did consulting work for Linde until 1996.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, the former Barbara Martin; a son, Richard Jr. of Pittsburgh; a sister, Marguerite Hudson of Georgetown, Del.; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Sunday in Mardela Memorial Cemetery, Mardela, Md.

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