Arthur "Buck" Richey, Jr.
89, passed away peacefully, on December 1, 2013, with loved ones at his side. Buck was born in Santa Ana, CA.
Buck joined the US Navy
on July 7, 1942. He proudly served during WWII
and saw action in the South Pacific while aboard both destroyers and submarines, including The Catfish, The Charr and the Ronquil. He was awarded the Rank of SOC (SS) Sonar Chief, and retired as Chief of the Boat in 1962. He went on to also retire from the US Post Office. He was an avid amateur radio operator and a member of CBAR (Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club).
He is survived by his daughters: Carol Maureen Bullins and Christine Ann Larsen and her husband; step-daughters: Linda Kintz, Donna Wessel-Graham, and Debbie Porterfield and their husbands; sisters: Sue Kidwell and Barbara Wessel and her husband; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Committal service with Military Honors will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014, at 2:15 p.m. at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA. Please plan to be there between 1:45 and 2:00 p.m.
Family and friends will be gathering at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1755 Waterman Ave, San Bernardino, CA. after the internment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Redlands, 51 West Olive Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373 to the attention of the Arthur Richey memorial fund.
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