RICHARD L. BISHOP (1934 - 2013)

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RICHARD LAURENCE BISHOP September 27, 1934 - June 23, 2013 Richard Laurence Bishop, was passionate about sports and had a near encyclopedic ability regarding baseball. He could often be seen running around town in his "RickyRedBluff" converse. He was a crossword puzzle addict and always on the hunt for a new collection. He loved to laugh, travel, eat pasta and enjoy a good glass of wine. He always had a great eye for beauty, aesthetics and attention to detail, whether through his love of antiques, art, architecture or endless views of the ocean or layered mountains. He is remembered as a man who was exceedingly kind and loved his family and friends. Known to his loved ones as "Ricky" he passed away in Red Bluff on Sunday June 23rd 2013. Born in Hollywood, CA, September 27, 1934, he spent his youth in Southern California until his teens, when his family moved to Quincy, CA where he graduated high school in 1952. He moved to the bay area and was a highly regarded 5-handicap golfer at the College of San Mateo. Richard served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1959 and, after discharged, he attended university, obtaining a BA from University of Nevada, Reno. While going to school he worked for Greyhound Lines, Inc, starting out in baggage and went on to head payroll services, retiring in the 1980's. He and his wife, Paulette, headed to Red Bluff in 1990 and opened the first Red Bluff antique mall; Great American Antiques. Richard's extensive knowledge base, his great love of collecting and his humble and kind demeanor all contributed to his unqualified success in that venture. Richard is survived by Paulette, his wife of 31 years, sons Marc & Jeff Bishop and Garth Holden, sister JoAnn Akers, granddaughters Asia, Sydney & Lexy Bishop and Ashley Holden, grandson Anthony Holden and beloved dog, Gracie. He will be missed by all. In accordance with Ricky's wishes, he will be cremated without ceremony or memorial. We intend to respect his wishes, but if you feel the need to recognize his gentle spirit, please pay it forward by doing a kind act in his honor, we know that would bring a smile to his face.
Published in Daily News on June 29, 2013
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