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Richard Arliss Graves


1934 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Richard Arliss Graves Obituary
RICHARD ARLISS GRAVES 7/01/1934 3/23/2014 Born in South Woodstock, VT, Richard was the fourth child of Harold A. Graves and Emma Keith Durrum. Predeceased by his parents, a sister, Norma Bywater, and a brother, William Graves, Richard passed away in his sleep of complications related to dementia at San Jacinto Care Center, Hemet, CA on March 23, 2014. He is survived by siblings Harold Graves, Escondido, CA, Phillip Graves, Bumpass, VA, and Julienne Miller, Laurel, DE. Richard attended Woodstock High School (Class of 1952) and studied Business Management at University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. In his spare time, he engaged in Summer stock theatre at Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT. He received a scholarship to Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA where he studied acting and set design, and performed in several Playhouse productions while working as a bank teller in Pasadena. He spent two years on active duty in the Army at Fort Polk, LA, where he was assigned to the Finance Division. After his Army stint, he spent the rest of his career working for several insurance companies and lending institutions performing risk assessments and safety inspections of industrial and domestic buildings and facilities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties. Richard's engaging smile and sunny disposition will be missed by all who came to know him. Interment at a later date will be in Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona Del Mar, CA. No services will be held. Remembrance donations in lieu of flowers to San Jacinto Senior Center, 625 S. Pico Ave., San Jacinto, CA. 92583
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 14, 2014
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