- Published: Tuesday, June 25 2019 11:00
Richard “Dick” Lee Bristow, 75, Leavenworth, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at his home, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born May 6, 1944, in Wichita, Kansas, to Joseph L. and Helen L. (Zeugin) Bristow.
He attended Sacred Heart grade school, graduated from Immaculata High School in 1962, Rockhurst College in 1966, University of Wyoming in 1976 with a Pharmacy degree and University of Kansas in 1993 with a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration.
On Jan. 6, 1968, Richard married Carol Jeanne Finley in Bonner Springs, Kansas. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years; a daughter, Anne (Jeffery) Slusher; three sons, Joseph (Regiane), Michael (Margaret) and Thomas (Brooke); seven wonderful grandchildren, Corey (Alana) Brantley, Mason Krause, Kellen Slusher, Cameron Bristow, Malcolm Bristow, Clara Bristow and Patrick Bristow; a sister, Patricia Moulden; four brothers, Bernard, Edward, Robert and John Bristow; and several cousins.
Richard was an extremely dedicated pharmacist at the Leavenworth Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 25 years. His first priorities were always for the patient and the staff, always going out of his way to help. He also worked as a pharmacist at Russell’s Pharmacy, Osco Drug, St. John’s Hospital, CVS Pharmacy, Overland Park Regional and Providence Hospital.