Richard Ernest Letendre
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HENDERSON, Nev. - Richard Ernest Letendre, August 30, 1941-October 31, 2013 of Henderson, Nevada, beloved husband and father, passed away gracefully at home following a difficult battle against cancer.
Born in Rochester, to Ernest Noel Letendre and Christine Mae Beckwith.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife Sun Chae, his loving children Donald and Michele Letendre and Christina Gluhaich (Daniel), his
grandchildren Dominic, Grant and Sophia, his siblings Roger and Elaine, their spouses Susan and Paul, nieces and nephews Kimberly, Jennifer,
Christopher. He is well loved by many aunts, uncles, and cousins around the world.
Richard graduated from Holy Rosary High School in 1959. He proudly served his country in Korea and Vietnam. He first served in the Navy and retired
from the Army after 22 years. He was a Bio Med Engineer at Silas B. Hayes Hospital at Fort Ord and also later retired from Kaiser Health Foundation.
Richard is trilingual, speaking fluent french and Spanish as well as English. He was deployed to Spain for a year as a young man where he began his trade and taught English. He loved traveling with his wife to Canada, England, Scotland, and many beautiful cathedrals throughout Italy. He also traveled extensively through the various states in his beloved America.
Richard enjoyed classical music, opera, literature, hunting, fishing and was an avid gardener. His rose garden was extraordinary. Richard was a proud member of the American Legion, Eagles and the Elks. He became a life member of the Elks and is currently officer of the year. He was dedicated to the lodge, fundraising, and helping others. He will be dearly missed by his
family and friends.
A viewing will be held 1-5 Tuesday, November 5th at Palm Funeral Home in the King David Memorial Chapel. 2697 East Eldorado Ln, Las Vegas. Services held Wednesday November 6th 10 a.m. at St Thomas Moore Catholic Church 130 N. Pecos Rd, Henderson, Nev. 89074. Laid to rest with military honors in the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.
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Published in Fosters from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8, 2013