I had my birthday burger at Cafe 50s on Santa Monica Blvd yesterday. Just so you know , the lobby card for your 50s cult movie "T-Bird Gang" is still being displayed in the dining room! Good movies like "T-Bird Gang" are never forgotten. And you are never forgotten.
Our Beloved and Sweet Richard,
Today would have been your ninety-first birthday! Greetings come from far and wide and many candles are lit in your precious memory. We are all well, but miss you very deeply and will always miss you. You cannot be forgotten nor replaced.
You always lent a colleague a helping hand. Others always came first. You are a true mentor and friend to all.
You were the brains of the Prosecution Team that prosecuted William and Emily Harris and Patricia Hearst in Los Angeles. Your contributions were invaluable to the outcome. You live on. Thank you.
My mentor and my best friend in the District Attorney's Office. May you rest in peace.
You were always willing to help anyone in the Attorney General's Office. The training films you made for the Office are still being used---and you are always fondly remembered.
You are held in very high regard by your neighbors at the Marina City Club. May you rest in peace.
You will always be remembered and held in high esteem.
Your neighbors at the Brentwood Cedar Tree
You always lent a colleague a helping hand in the Attorney General's office---your training films are still used---and you are remembered. RIP, Richard.
Your Colleagues in the AG's Office
RIP to the DA's Office "Lawyer's Lawyer". You are missed by many in the Office.
I had lox, bagels, cream cheese and coffee this morning---and remembered how much you loved this breakfast!
I miss you,
Our lives are forever enriched by knowing you. Thank you for your wisdom, wit and humor. As we look up we will see you soaring in the sky. You are missed---always. Semper fidelis, Richard.
The Chan Family
Richard, Harbinger University and our meeting in Nanjing are memories I truly value. Richard lives on in our memories forever.
I'll always remember Richard, Harbinger University and our reunion in Tianjin. His life was a blessing for many, his memory a treasure.
I'll always remember the days Richard and I served in the same Santa Monica Courtroom for the District Attorney's Office. He was always willing to go to trial! He is forever in our hearts and minds. Take care of yourself.
We were sorry to hear of Richard's passing. He certainly did a lot---his life was not in vain.
We at the dental office were so sorry to hear about your loss of Richard. He certainly lived a long, eventful life. Annette, the two of you were inseparable so it was good the last person Richard saw and talked to was you. He always looked for you and he did so at the end. Our deepest sympathy.
Thank you, everyone for your wonderful rememberances and kind thoughts. It helps to read them during this most difficult time.
We are very sorry to hear of your husbands passing. We enjoyed our get togethers in Las Vegas.
Sending you our deepest sympathy with love.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, Aunty Annette. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
I'm so sorry we lost Richard. He was our friend and added joy to our lives. We'll always have China. Take care of yourself, Annette.
I remember Dick talking about either him or his wife teaching an English class at the ND undergraduate level and being admonished by someone for giving star runner Nick Eddy a failing grade! His stories about Jack Webb and Dragnet and Webb's wife Julie London were certainly more fascinating than the experiences most of us 21-24 year olds had in our short lives to date.
I have never forgotten the morning I was standing in the snack bar in the basement of the Law School talking to Richard before class. With considerable prodding and star struck reverence I learned of his "flying the hump" in WW2 and helping to write the script for the "Louis Nizer Story" movie. To say I was impressed would be a complete understatement. RIP, Richard.
Dick was one of the most interesting guys in our class. A wise man, who we looked to as kids, when we were kids. Dick told me he got interested in the law while writing scripts for the Jack Webb Dragnet series. Nothing but the facts, Mam, just the facts. He's had a truly remarkable life. Clearly, Dick lived a long and productive life and did a lot of good. RIP, indeed.
I do remember your wonderful husband. May he rest in peace. Deepest sympathies.
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Annette, please take care.
Cousin Bruce and May Lyau
I am very, very sorry to hear the news.
My most heartfelt condolences. Let me know if you need any help from my end. Again, deepest sympathy.
Thank you for all the wonderful messages. Richard and his memory will live forever.
You're a great man and a great neighbor at the Marina City Club. I will never forget our many conversations in our condos and in the Club dining room for as long as I live. Please RIP.
I am Jeanne Chun's granddaughter and I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. We just lost my grandfather Herbert in May, 2013. We are thinking about you and your family in this bittersweet moment.
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband.
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband, Richard. I remember him at the Las Vegas 2000 family reunion.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family, Annette. Your Uncle Richard passed away about 13 months ago on December 1, 2012 at 90 years of age.
We are so saddened to hear the news of your dear husband's death. I know our father Jim McCarthy remembered Richard fondly, from so many years ago - when he got to spend time with the two of you in LA.
I do remember your wonderful husband. May he rest in peace.
I'm so sorry you lost Richard. Being a recent widow myself I fully empathize. I know Richard depended on you completely and loved you deeply. He is at peace and painfree now, and you will go on as I have. Best wishes to you, Annette.
I'm so sorry to hear Richard has passed away. He was my first long-term best friend in the USA. He will be missed for the rest of my life.
Dear Aunty Annette,
I want to send my heartfelt condolences to you and to the Harbinger family for your loss of Uncle Richard.
Uncle Richard was a highly estimable man who sacrificed and dedicated his life for the betterment of his family, the community, and to our nation, epitomized by his selfless and heroic resolve during wartime, along with his illustrious professional accomplishments. He enjoyed a grand life and enriched the lives of many, including myself. I am proud to have been touched by his kind spirit, intellect, and charm.
It was with great sadness we received the news of Uncle Richard's passing. I will always remember his brilliance, his sense of duty and his love for you. Uncle Richard was such a distinguished man with a witty personality. He was much fun to be around and I will miss his great wit and charm. You are in our hearts and our thoughts.
Chris and the Chan Clan
Richard was indeed a great talent and also a great brother-in-law. He is sorely missed.
It is comforting to know that this super talent left a large footprint. He is remembered with love and respect always.
Hearing about Richard's death made me think back to the times we made "Attack of the Brain Eaters" and "T-Bird Gang" for Roger Corman---and good times they were. And good movies too. Other generations and other countries love these movies from the 50s, as they should. Great stuff from a real talent live on. Annette, I hope this brings you some comfort.
Richard was a brilliant man who always put other people first. We lost a great man. He will live in our memories forever.
We can never forget you, your kindness, your generosity and "The Harbinger University Apartment of American Studies." RIP from all your Chinese scholar friends
Many may not know that Richard served for years on the Board of his condominium building. We remember what high standards you had for the group---how you gave us all Condominium Blue Books to use, stuck to Rules of Law for the meetings and even rewrote our Rules and Regulations using your legal background and this is still used today. The building and the world is a better place because of Richard. He gave us his all and we remember and are eternally grateful. Thank you for all you did, Richard.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Dear Annette and family,
Dick was a beloved classmate at ND Law. I remember him fondly as a wise man with real life experience when the rest of us were just kids. He was one of our most interesting classmates because of his accomplishments and his interest in the law as Hollywood writer. He made the most of his life in the law serving those he loved best, his family friends and his community. May he rest in peace. Hugh David Prior, NDL Class of 1969
Dear Harbinger family:
Dick and I were classmates at Notre Dame. We had a number of talks about his career working for Jack Webb. He never mentioned his wartime service.
All of us of ND Law'69 will miss him
New Castle, DE
Dick was one of the most interesting of our Law School classmates. He added wisdom of an older person to the younger students who thought they knew it all.
I remember Richard with great regard. My deepest sympathy to you, Annette
You had a long and full life, and will always be missed.