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Richard Dwain Preston

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Richard Dwain Preston Obituary
April 5, 1927 - January 10, 2016 Richard D. Preston was born in Rochester, New York, to Benedict and Diana Centola. He graduated high school there and went to Strong Memorial-Med School-Radiographer. He worked as an X-ray technician in New York and also in Los Angeles, California, where he later relocated with his wife, Josephine Licata and his daughter, Dianne. His son Duane was born in Los Angeles, California. Richard served in the Air Force in WWII. Richard became a Los Angeles City Fireman in 1957. He also was a mail carrier, taught school and was active in real estate. He loved traveling and started cruising in 1970 and found he enjoyed it very much. He cruised regularly until 2015 with close to 200 cruises. Richard passed away in Highland Park, California after bravely battling cancer. He is survived by his wife Josie; daughter Dianne Hutchings; grandchildren Bryan and Danyelle; great-grandchildren Arianna, Analece, Siena, Malachi, and Damiana; brother James and numerous extended family and friends. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, son, brothers Joseph, John, Julius, Jordan, Guido, Anthony, George and Henry Sage and sister Jennie Barone. Richard was a generous, strong and affectionate man. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Turning Point Church, 12152 Cottonwood Rd., Victorville, California.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 26, 2016
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