Richard "Dick" Trimble Hanley, 92
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Richard "Dick" Trimble Hanley, 92, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully in his home on November 6, 2013, in Folsom, Calif. He was surrounded by family and loved ones.
Dick was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on March 16, 1921, to Newton and Hannah Hanley. He was the younger of two children. He is a graduate of Culver Military Academy and Michigan State University.
Dick was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving in World War II in the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (the "Screaming Eagles"). During his military career, he earned two notable service medals: European-African-Middle Eastern (EAME) Campaign Medal with one battle star and the World War II Victory Medal.
Soon after serving in World War II, he moved to San Diego, Calif., In 1966, he married Peggee Lee Peters. While in San Diego, he worked in business and sales before opening his own art gallery: The Hanley Gallery. In addition to collecting and framing art, Dick was also very interested in collecting rare and first edition books. His passion for books led him to volunteer and serve as president of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library group. Although Dick enjoyed all types of literature, he was especially intrigued by the history of the American West, and he was a member of The Westerners.
Dick is survived by his wife, Peggee; son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Meg; sister, Barbara Raney Hanley; and granddaughters, Michelle and Heather Hanley. Although Dick recently moved to Folsom, he considered San Diego his home where he lived for over 60 years.
A private service for family members will be held in Point Loma, San Diego, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Nov. 20, 2013