Richard Hascal Brill (1915 - 2014)

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August 30, 1915 - March 26, 2014 Died March 26, 2014 in Escondido, California. He was 98 Years old. Dick was born on August 30, 1915 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from the St. Paul Academy and earned a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He worked in purchasing for Alcoa for 25 years before joining Union Bank as Assistant Vice President and Purchasing Agent where he worked for 20 years before retiring. Throughout his career he was active with the Purchasing Management Association with multiple terms as an officer at both the national and regional levels. In 1947 he married his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Jane Schmidt. They lived in Pasadena, California for 54 years where he was involved in a number of volunteer activities including the Boy Scouts of America, the Historical Society of Southern California where he was a Director, the Episcopal Church and A Better Chance where he was the Regional President. Following his retirement he remained active as a volunteer at the Huntington Hospital. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, son Jim of Pacific Palisades and daughter Mary Frost of Rancho Bernardo. Donations may be made to the Huntington Hospital, Episcopal Communities and Services or Hathaway-Sycamores.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014
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