Maas, Richard Felix

Retired From Combustion Engineering After 48 Years

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Richard Maas
Richard Maas

Richard Felix Maas, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, surrounded by his family. 

Richard was born in Tucson, Az., and raised in Tullahoma, Tn. While in Tullahoma, he was a multi-sport athlete in both golf and baseball. He led his teams to significant victories.  He had a tremendous appreciation and love of sports. Richard was a graduate of Tullahoma High School and the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a BS in mechanical engineering. Immediately after graduation, he started work for Combustion Engineering/Alstom Power/GE in Chattanooga where he enjoyed working for 48 years. His greatest joys were coaching and watching his children play sports throughout their childhoods. He loved his family and watching it grow. He was a good man. His legacy is his family and that was his greatest triumph.

Richard was preceded in death by his infant sister, Victoria Anna Maas and his parents, Felix and Florence Maas.

Richard will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 45 years, Rodena, and his children, Erin (Kevin) and Devin (Claire).  He had seven grandchildren that he adored by names, Hudson Lee, Shelby Lee, Paxton Lee, Maggie Maas, Maddox Lee, Anna Maas, Harper Lee. 

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, in the funeral home chapel.

Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.


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Middleton, Billie Sue Anderson

Parker, Clyde Franklin, Sr.


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