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Richard Bruce Luginbill

1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences

Age 91, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Sunrise at Canyon Crest in Riverside, California. Richard was born in Upland, California to Minnie Imbach Luginbill and Clinton Luginbill. He grew up on a farm on the border of Corona and Chino in the area now known as Eastvale. Richard attended Eastvale Elementary and Chaffey High School in Ontario. He grew up on the farm with his brother, Bud, and sister, Barbara, who are both deceased. "The Ranch" as it was called was a mini compound where grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all lived. In 1943 Dick joined the Navy and served as a torpedo man on the USS Proteus, a submarine, deployed in the Asiatic-Pacific area. He was discharged in April, 1946, and enrolled at Chaffey College. In December of 1946 he married his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Ruth Miller. They were married until Bobbie's death in 1985. Bobbie and Dick had four children: Becky Omlor (Steve) of Riverside, CA, Richard B. Luginbill II (deceased in 2000), Lou Ann Reichling (Ray) of Corona, CA and Donald Luginbill (Donna) of Riverside, CA. In addition to his children he is survived by 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. In 1985 Dick married his sister-in-law, Patricia Becker Luginbill. Patricia passed away in 2014. Her children are Alan Luginbill (Sue) of Chandler, AZ, Ann Luginbill (Aaron) of Oceanside, CA Jean Kruse, (Butch) of El Cajon, CA and Mary Foster (Jerald) of Dana Point, CA. Dick is survived by their 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The cousins all remained close until Dick's death and he was proud of this large Luginbill clan. In memory of Dick please watch a football game, a tennis match or just sit in the sun and relish life. The family would like to thank the staff and residents at Sunrise at Canyon Crest. They made the last couple years of his life absolutely wonderful and he loved them all. There will be a Celebration of Life at Don and Donna's house on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation Inc. (www.eyesight.org), The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (www.nmcrs.org) or a .
Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 5, 2017
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