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Richard Floyd Obituary
RICHARD "DICK" CARY FLOYD Age 78, of Moreno Valley, California, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at his home. Richard was born October 13, 1936 in Huntington Park, California to Richard Charles Floyd and Evelyn Erma (Newman) Floyd. He graduated from Redlands High School in 1954. He was an avid Boy Scout in his younger years and proudly attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1953. Richard served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve from 1956 to 1962, during which he was stationed in San Diego, San Francisco, Japan, Korea, and Point Magu. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Riverside City College in 1975. Richard worked as a Senior Right of Way Agent for the Riverside County Road Department and then independently started his own business, Realco Consultants (1987 until he retired, 2001). He was an active member of the American Right of Way Association and the International Right of Way Association. Richard enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, boating, and fishing. He also enjoyed improving and maintaining his home, which he had built in 1965 and in which he lived until his death. He had keen interest in history, naval aircraft and ships. Richard was known for his optimism and good sense of humour and he was a loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend who will be missed and remembered fondly. Richard is survived by his wife Edith; two daughters, Dr. Sandra Kay Floyd (Ph.D) and her husband David Bratt of Mentone, CA, and Margaret Ann Floyd-Evans and her husband David Evans of Tustin, CA; grandson, Jacob Evans; stepsons Steven Gryniuk (and wife Joni), Riverside, CA and Chris Gryniuk (and wife Linda), Dana Point, CA, and their children and grandchildren; his sister Darleen (Floyd) Brown, Yucaipa, CA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard's ashes will be interred at 1:45PM, Thurs., February 19 at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518, staging area 4. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Yellow Ribbon Fund (http://www.yellowribbonfund.org/).
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 15, 2015
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