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Richard Irvin "Dick" McCann


1930 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Richard Irvin "Dick" McCann Obituary
September 12, 1930 - May 31, 2017 Richard "Dick" Irvin McCann, Jr., 86 passed away Wednesday, May 31st after a long struggle with cancer. Dick was born in 1930 in Los Angeles, CA and was a long time resident of the Conejo Valley. With his wife Ann, they brought their family to Westlake Village in 1968 and was an active member of the community serving as a founding member and first President of the Westlake Athletic Association, member of the Ventura County Republican Central Committee and Thousand Oaks Planning Commissioner. Later Dick and Ann retired to Thousand Oaks. Dick served in the US Navy during the Korean War and upon his return joined the Los Angeles Police Department where he served as a detective and legal adviser for Chief William H. Parker. He attended Loyola Marymount University School of Law earning a Juris Doctorate. After passing the bar exam Dick went on to become a successful criminal attorney and arbiter. Dick was a proud member of several fraternal service organizations including the 20/30 Club, the Kiwanis, The Footprinter's and the Elks Lodge 2477 for more than 20 years. In addition, Dick offered pro bono legal advice for homeless people in Thousand Oaks for many years. Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Ann and their children Richard (Cathy), Timothy (Kathy), Michael, Mary "Shannon" Galloway (Rick), Margaret Gonzales (Victor) and 13 grandchildren. Dick is also survived by his only brother Michael McCann of Sierra Madre, CA as well as many nephews and nieces. A Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in Newbury Park, CA.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 4 to June 6, 2017
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