Leonard Rich, a 28-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department who later worked in security for the General Electric Space Center Command and Wade Cable Co., died March 7.
He was 70 and lived in Frederick, Del.
"He is remembered most as being a distinguished, generous man," his family said.
"He is gone but he will never be forgotten."
Leonard was born in Philadelphia to Daisy Lee Allen and David Melvin Rich. He attended John Bartram High School and joined the police force shortly after graduating.