Active community member Richard P. Terbrusch, Chairman of the Ridgefield Police Commission, former member of Ridgefield BOE, has died

Richard P. Terbrusch of Ridgefield, husband of Susan Terbrusch and father of Grant, died tragically on October 13, 2018, in a small plane crash off the coast of Quoque, NY.   Born in Middle Village, Queens, NY,  he was a son of Rosemarie and Walter Terbrusch.  An area resident since 1976 relocating with his family first in Vista, NY.

Richard attended John Jay High School and was a graduate of Syracuse University. 

A resident of Ridgefield for 27 years, Richard was the principal attorney with Terbrusch Law Firm, LLC of Danbury, CT. Richard worked in the family court system in Connecticut supervising enforcement of child support orders and later as an attorney for the Chief Court Administrator of the Connecticut Judicial Branch responsible for the daily operations of the all State Courts in Connecticut. Richard was a cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law and served as associate editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. Richard was an active member in the Ridgefield community serving as Chairman of the Ridgefield Police Commission and a former member of the Ridgefield Board of Education and had been a guest lecturer at Western Connecticut State University. Richard enjoyed fly fishing and was an avid equestrian and nationally ranked amateur polo player often playing for charity, most notably Friends of Karen and the Allied Forces Foundation. 

In addition to his wife Susan, young son Grant and parents Rosemarie and Walter, Richard is survived by a brother Walter and his wife, Renee; a niece and nephew, Amanda and Tyler along with many extended family members. Interment will be private at the direction of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Grant Terbrusch Education Fund, c/o Kane Funeral Home P.O. Box 459 Ridgefield, CT 06877 or https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-richard-terbrusch 


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