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Richard C. (Dick) Holmgren


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Richard C. (Dick) Holmgren Obituary
August 5, 1926 - October 10, 2016 Richard (Dick) Holmgren of Newport Beach died peacefully at age 90. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Arcadia, Dick attended the California Maritime Academy and served in the Navy Reserve. He received multiple accounting degrees from CSULA and USC. He became a CPA and over the course of his 60-year career founded two outstanding firms; Holmgren & Sawyer, and Holmgren & Hawkins. Integrity, generosity, faith and service to others defined his life. Dick was active in volunteer and leadership with the Whittier Lion's Club, the Bahia-Corinthian Yacht Club, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and The California Society of CPAs. Dick was a loyal and active member of the Newport-Balboa chapter of Rotary International for 37 years. As a Paul Harris Fellow, Dick devoted much time and resources helping people in Orange County as well as supporting Rotary's goal of eradicating polio worldwide. Dick was most proud of his family, with whom he shared his love of sailing and travel. Most weekends, he and the family could be found sailing Newport Harbor and the local coast. He travelled extensively throughout the world. Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eve, his children; Keith, Eric, John and Christina, and by his eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 3, 2016 at 10:30am at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a to honor Richard.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, 2016
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