1926 - October 2, 2013 Richard W. (Dick) Schuur passed away October 2, 2013 from complications of a severe stroke. Dick was born 1926 in Oakland, California to Werner and Carolyn (Casey) Schuur. Dick spent his childhood in the Bay Area and, later, in Seattle. After service in the Navy during World War Two, Dick graduated from the University of Washington and was a life-long Huskies fan. He enjoyed a long and successful business career in the property and casualty insurance industry. Dick was active in the Wilshire Rotary Club and other community groups for many years. Dick and Jean Schuur were married in 1952. Jean and Dick settled in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, where they raised their family of four children. Dick and Jean enjoyed a long and happy marriage until Jean passed away in in 1995. After Jean's death, Dick and Judith (Judy) Schuur were married and shared sixteen happily married years until Dick's death. Family was always of greatest importance to Dick. Dick leaves behind a close and loving family: his wife Judy; his children and their spouses: Robert (Martha), Carolyn (Randy), Eric (Melinda) and Elizabeth (Clayton); his grandchildren: Casey, Kelly and Courtney; Richard, Kimberly and Cameron; Michael; Katie and Evan; and his step children and their families: Chris and Sue (Jack and Grace); Jenny and Marty (Chris, Julia, Allie, and Ben). And last, but not least, the extended Ghormley and Tudor families, relatives by marriage and loving friends by choice. Dick was a kind and gentle man; a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Dick loved to play golf and bridge with friends and his wry sense of humor kept a constant stream of jokes and puns coming for the amusement of all around him. Dick will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Dick, we love you and though we miss you, your legacy lives on in the happy families you leave behind, our memory of your humor, gentle presence and love for friends and family. At Dick's request, there will be a memorial service for immediate family members only. He also requested that in lieu of flowers you make a contribution to
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 5 to Oct. 8, 2013