Richard Carl Orsina

Richard Carl Orsina, 87, of the Town of Saukville, died on Thursday, June 7, at Sunny Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Sheboygan.

Mr. Orsina was born May 8, 1931, to Stephen and Flora Orsina, in Clinton, Conn.  

He served in the U.S. Air Force in Europe during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954.

After his service, Mr. Orsina graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1957.

On Sept. 12, 1953, he married Andrée Lauer in Bois-Colombes, France.

He worked as an assistant controller for Borden International and was vice president of finance for Koehring International, which took the family to many places around the world, including France, Puerto Rico, and Cedarburg where they lived for several years.

Mr. Orsina’s personal international finance business RADCO & Associates focused on extending economic opportunities to entrepreneurs in the developing world, especially in Latin America.

On Aug. 15, 1987, he married Ellen Grupe in Saukville, where he worked as a controller for Brauer Engineering and JT Roofing.

He later worked in various capacities for Robert Half, Saukville Feed Supplies, and News America Marketing.  

Mr. Orsina was a treasurer for St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Saukville and Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County, and he enjoyed volunteering at the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide location in Cedarburg.

His family said he enjoyed watching sports, keeping up with the news, collecting stamps, and taking part in a variety of community organizations and activities.

Mr. Orsina is survived by his wife Ellen of Saukville; daughter Dominique (David) Carlson of Lancaster; son Christopher of Saukville; brother Robert (Barbara) of Florida; grandchildren Jeremie (Maria) Carlson, Emilie (Chris) Maierhofer, Hilarie Carlson and Marjorie Carlson; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Andrée.

According to Mr. Orsina’s wishes, no funeral service will be held.

Donations to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Ozaukee Campus, Oscar Grady Public Library, or American Red Cross Southeast Wisconsin Chapter are suggested.

Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, handled the arrangements.




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