Richard F. Landgrebe, 78, of New Milford, died Feb. 25 at his home. He was the husband of Sheila (Cassidy) Landgrebe.

He was born June 28, 1934, in New Rochelle, N.Y., a son of the late Albert and Frances (Sexton) Landgrebe.

Mr. Landgrebe was raised in Pelham, N.Y., and graduated from Manhattan College in 1957 with a BBA.

He was known to his family and friends as Dick or Rich.

Mr. Landgrebe, a respected finance official, was the chief financial officer at several hospitals, including Clifton Springs Hospital, Kings Highway Hospital and New Milford Hospital. He retired from Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport N.Y.

A resident of New Milford for 34 years, Mr. Landgrebe was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford, and served on many committees.

For many years Mr. Landgrebe was active in the Republican Party.

He was dedicated to contributing to his community and faithfully served as a member of the New Milford Financial Planning Committee, an alternate on the Board of Finance and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

An enthusiastic member of the senior center in New Milford, he shared his love of woodworking by starting a wood-carving group for seniors.

He loved spending time with family and friends, his dogs Bailey and Scotty, rooting for his favorite team, the New York Jets, playing mah- jongg and touring New Milford on the senior bus.

Mr. Landgrebe was known for his sharp intellect, his conservative fiscal views, his love of a good story, and a wonderful sense of humor.

In addition to his wife of more than 50 years, Mr. Landgrebe is survived by a son, Martin, of New Milford; two daughters, Virginia Landgrebe and Rachel Tuleja, and her husband, Michael, of New Milford; and a brother, Albert Landgrebe, of Sarasota, Fla.

Family and friends may call today (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday at noon at St. Francis Xavier Church, Route 109, New Milford.

Internment will take place at St. Francis Cemetery in New Milford in the spring.

Memorials may be made to St Francis Xavier Church, 1 Elm St., New Milford CT 06776.