Skelton, Richard Lang
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1917 - 2013
Richard Skelton was born September 25, 1917 in Alhambra,Ca. to Minnie Lang and John Edgar Skelton. Richard grew up in Redondo Beach, graduated from Redondo Union HS in 1935. He attended UCLA, USC and worked part-time for Douglas Aircraft. He received his Mechanical Engineering Degree from USC and married Harriet Sebelius, also from Redondo Beach in December 1942. Richard retired as Director of Facilities after a career spanning 40 years with McDonnell Douglas. Richard and Harriet loved to travel, took numerous trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Hawaii. Richard always enjoyed photography and after retiring he realized he had a talent for painting, often painting locations he had photographed. Richard passed away at age 95 peacefully in his own home. He is survived by his wife Harriet of 70 years, 2 daughters, Nancy Clark of Coeur d'Alene, ID and Jan Holcomb of San Diego, 2 granddaughters, 1 great granddaughter and a sister Louise Pierson, also of PVP. Richard was pre-deceased by his parents and 2 brothers, John Edgar and Robert.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 10, 2013