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Dr. G. "Dick" Richard Marzolf

Date of Death: February 1, 2018
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Saturday 8/18, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebration of Life
The Village at Orchard Ridge Chapel
400 Clocktower Ridge Road
Winchester, Virginia


Memorial contributions may be made to:

Parkinson’s Foundation

The Nature Conservancy

Any organization supporting your local watershed
Such as the Friends of the Shenandoah River

Dr. G. Richard “Dick” Marzolf, 82, a former professor at Kansas State University and scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey died at The Village of Orchard Ridge (TVOR) in Winchester, VA on February 1, 2018. Dick was born to Dr. Stanley S. and Helen Marie (Gooding) Marzolf in Columbus, OH, in 1935. He leaves behind …
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Jack Schmidt left a message on November 18, 2020:
I have just learned of Dick's passing. I have wonderful memories working with Dick on issues of the Colorado River. Dick was thoughtful, considerate, humble, and effective in his scientific leadership of the Glen Canyon Dam issues in the late 1980s and 1990s. he was a mentor to me and very helpful. his was a life well lived. Jack
Robert J Hart left a message on November 19, 2018:
I recently learned of Dick's passing through a colleague at the USGS. Dick was a mentor to me in my career with the USGS. I always had a passion for limnology and I could not have had a better teacher and leader to work with than Dick. We had many memorable experiences on Lake Powell and the Colorado River doing various research and monitoring related to water quality. He shared with me many stories of his family, his love for history, and his passion for water-related activities. Dick was an amazing human and I will always cherish his professionalism and friendship. My condolences to his family. ...Bob Hart
Stuart Fisher left a message on April 24, 2018:
Dick was a major influence on me , although he may not have known it. Always supportive, great humored, and especially excited and enthusiastic about science. I really appreciate having known him, especially during his KState days. Thank you Dr. Marzolf. You made my life better.
Ken Eng left a message on February 20, 2018:
Dick was primarily responsible for bringing me into the USGS. He was an inspiration to me as a scientist and a person. He always had a positive and unique prospective on solving any problem that presented itself, and often encouraged me to look at problems in different ways. He was always approachable, humble and a gentleman. I always appreciated his sage advice and the stories. As I suspect, I and many others will miss you greatly. Thank you for always believing in me.
Chris Lee left a message on February 20, 2018:
I never knew him personally, and never met him; but I did read several of his works. When someone like this passes, Science loses something. My commiserations to you all in your even greater loss.
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Lori (Emerson) McCormack left a message on February 17, 2018:
My earliest memory of the Marzolfs was their gracious offer of letting us stay at their house while ours was being rebuilt after the 1966 tornado. My Mom says that Dick and family were on a research trip out West that summer. Our family went skiing every spring break with the Marzolfs back in the 1970s and 1980s (and continuing after I was away at college). Our families went to ski school together, and shared a lot of laughter recounting our adventures on the slopes. My parents along with Dick and Eileen once packed lunch complete with a red checkered tablecloth and dined at a picnic table along one of the ski runs. My Dad thought that was the greatest lunch experience. Good people, Mr. and Mrs. Marzolf and family.
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