Kingsland, Richard Harris, 77, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013 , in Orange, California. He was born in Ohio, and graduated from Cornell University in 1959 with a degree in engineering. He moved to California with Hughes Research Labs where he worked on the design, construction and utilization of one of the first Linear Accelerators for high energy particle studies. He worked for TRW where he was the Senior Project Manager for hardening the FleetSatCom satellite to both natural and nuclear radiation. In 1982, Dick was named Manager of the Electromagnetics and Technology Dept within the Hardness and Survivability Lab where he worked on satellite hardening. In 1986, he became vice-president of Jaycor in San Diego. He later formed his own consulting firm (ITI) and worked for NASA/JPL on radiation hardening strategies and techniques for several NASA missions, notably JUNO. He was honored to attend when Juno was launched 2 years ago to map the surface of Jupiter. |
Dick was the Patriarch of the family and loved his children, grandchildren and dogs. He had many hobbies and interests, most notably his love for his softball league, flying as a private pilot and his scientific research projects. He was known for his dry sense of humor and his love of good friends. He was a gracious host and a gentleman.
He is survived by Joanne, his wife of 52 years, three children, Lya, Ted, and Halle and 5 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Park Waverly Chapel, 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana 92705 on Monday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.
Published in Orange County Register on May 3, 2013