December 12, 1932 - February 25, 2014 Richard Lee Goforth Richard Lee Goforth, 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. He was born December 12, 1932 to Richard Lloyd Goforth and Madelyn Ellen Morrisey in Santa Monica, California. He grew up with his two brothers, Kenneth and Robert in Long Beach, California. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School and went on to graduate from University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelors degree in Business. Upon his enrollment into the United States Army, he attended Army Business School in Indiana, and was subsequently stationed in Homer, Alaska. After two years in the United States Army, he returned to Surfside, California where he began his life long career as a Stock Broker at the Pacific Stock Exchange. Richard worked for Crowell, Weedon and Co. for over 40 years. In 1966, Richard met his true love, Charlotte Marie Covelli whom he wed a year later in Newport Beach, California. He lived life to the fullest enjoying fine food and wine. His other hobbies included music travel, camping, and fishing. In 2005, Richard retired from Crowell, Weedon and Co., and moved with Charlotte to Cambria, California where he lived the rest of his life. He continued to work as a financial advisor for Willett Financial until his death. His last years were spent following the stock market, adoring his grandchildren, and enjoying fine cuisine, pleasant conversation, and travel. He always cherished his annual trip to Kauai. He is survived by his wife Charlotte; their children Bradley and Gina (Todd) Vitzthum; their two grandchildren Elena and Katherine Vitzthum; and his brother Robert Goforth. His funeral mass was held at Santa Rosa Chapel in Cambria, California on March 3, 2014. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held in Long Beach, California on March 8, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations in memory of Richard be sent to the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, 1174 Main Street, Cambria, California 93428 or Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, P.O. Box 1164, Cambria, California 93428.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 5, 2014