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1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Richard Couderc Obituary
Richard Couderc
1930 - 2014
San Jose
Richard Couderc, a long-time resident of San Jose, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2014, at the age of 84. He was born in February 1930 in McDonald, Pennsylvania, the youngest of Harry and Margaret Couderc's eleven children. After graduating high school, Richard joined the United States Army. While serving in the Korean War, he met the love of his life, Helen (Yong Chil) Kwon, who worked as a telephone operator on the same military base. Richard married Helen in May 1955.
Richard went on to serve twenty years in the Army—including service in Korea and West Germany—before working twenty-two years as a mail distribution clerk for the United States Postal Service in San Jose.
Richard is survived by his wife Helen, sister Isabelle Wauthier, daughter Amy McEwan and son-in-law John McEwan, son Richard Couderc, and grandchildren Sean, Ryan, Erin, Lauren, and Madelyn.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the .
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Aug. 29, 2014
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