EVANSTON, ILL. — Richard J. Scully, 70, the retired president of film and sheet manufacturer Lustro Plastics Co., died Dec. 16 at his home in Glencoe, Ill., after a long illness.
A Chicago native, Scully served in the U.S. Navy as a radio technician at the end of World War II. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950 with a degree in chemical engi- neering.
His father, the late Edwin Scully, founded Lustro Plastics in 1933.
Richard Scully helped change the focus of the company from distribution to manufacturing. Today, Lustro employs 185 people making film and sheet, including specialty copolyester sheet. The company has plants in Evanston, Las Vegas, and Bedford Park, Ill.
He was past president of the Jewish Vocational Service.
Survivors include his wife, Francine; stepdaughters Gail, Gwen and Marcia Kirsch; stepsons Ross, Richard and Mitchell Friedman; brothers Sherwin and Lawrence Scully; and six grandchildren. His first wife, Nancy, died in 1978.