On January 3, Herbert H. “Hal” “Papa” Richtol, beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully after a long illness, at the age of 86. Papa will be forever remembered by his children Susan Marschilok (Stephen), Elise, Michael, daughter-in-law Cheryl; and the grandchildren who were his pride and joy Amanda Marschilok, Allison Savage (Ben), Caroline Himamshu (Varun). Hal was predeceased by his wife of 48 years Iris, and his wonderful oldest daughter Nancy. He will also be forever remembered by his brother-in-law Robert “My Bobby” Klar, his sister-in-law Donna Klar Haralampus, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. An army veteran, Hal had a long and distinguished first career at RPI in Troy, NY as professor emeritus chemistry and then dean; and a full and fruitful second career at National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA as a program director.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 7, at 1:00pm: Levine Memorial Chapel; 649 Washington Ave., Albany. Interment will follow at Temple Beth El Cemetery: 51 Belle Ave., Troy. Tribute donations in memory of Hal may be made to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at www.ushmm.org/support. Please choose the option to notify Susan Marschilok of your donation (40 Wildrose Drive, Dracut, MA 01826).