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Richard Allen Morandi


1923 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Richard Allen Morandi Obituary
RICHARD ALLEN MORANDI, 91, resident of Corona 3 years, and of Riverside over 60 years, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. He was a USAF Retired CMSGT and a proud veteran of World War II, Korean, and Cold Wars. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Ann; sister Irene Vono and brother Michael Morandi (wife Pat; of New Brighton, MN). He is also survived by his son, Richard Andrews (Citrus Springs, FL), daughters Doris Diaz (Reny), Marie Valcarcel (Joe), Carol Coleman (Gary) and Janet Gasco (Gilbert), 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 9 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Aurelio & Seconda Morandi, sister Josephine Moore, and a brother Robert Morandi, all of Iowa. Born Aug. 7, 1923, in Webster City, IA. Graduated as valedictorian of his High School class in Lehigh, IA. Graduated from aircraft training school in Des Moines. July 1941, began work at Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Factory, Baltimore, MD; drafted into the Army in Feb., 1943; stationed at March Field in 1945, retiring in 1963. He later worked as a Lab Assistant producing lecture demonstrations for the Physics Dept. at the University of California, Riverside, for 21 years. He enjoyed his family, playing Bridge, collecting coins, stamps, gardening, fishing and traveling. He volunteered at March Field Air Museum for 12 years. He was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Riverside for 45 years where he sang in the choir, ushered, and helped with many maintenance projects. Viewing: March 4, 4-6 pm, Preston and Simons Mortuary, 3358 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside; funeral March 5, 11 am, Hope Lutheran Church, 2882 Arlington Ave., Riverside, followed by 1:15 pm burial at Riverside Natl. Cemetery. PRESTON & SIMONS MORTUARY, Funeral Directors 951-683-7410


Published in Press-Enterprise from Feb. 22 to Feb. 27, 2015
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