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Richard Charles Hall

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Richard Charles Hall Obituary
November 1, 1935 - March 5, 2017 The Reverend Richard Charles "Dick" Hall, 81, passed away at home in Pasadena on March 5, 2017 after a brief illness. A native of upstate New York, he was the only child of Elizabeth Schmidt and Richard Carleton Hall and lived most of his life in Southern California. Dick graduated from Hamilton College, earned an MDiv from General Theological Seminary and was ordained in New York City. He then served as an Episcopal missionary in the Philippines. He returned to earn a PhD in Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate School, and served as rector of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Corona, California. His passion was community development, from teaching farmers to build with fieldstone, to founding the Corona Free Clinic, to leading the St. Barnabas Senior Center in Los Angeles. In retirement, Dick had an ardent interest in archaeology with digs in Mexico, Belize, Peru and Nicaragua. He delighted in cooking "from scratch," took pleasure in classical music, enjoyed trout fishing in the Sierras, and created ceramics inspired by pre-Inca motifs. He is survived by his daughter Alison Kimberly, his sons Jonathan Stephen and David Christopher, and five grandchildren. Dick leaves behind his love and companion Dee Davis, her daughter Wendy, and many cherished friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Barnabas Senior Center of Los Angeles. A memorial service is planned for a future date.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2017
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