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Richard Frank Darling

1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Richard Frank Darling Obituary
RICHARD FRANK DARLING passed away peacefully in Hemet, CA on October 26, 2014 at the age of 81. Richard is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce Darling; brother Earnest Darling and daughters, Nancy Carter, Donna Clement, and Dawn Rizor as well as 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Richard was born April 3, 1933 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Leland and Jennie Darling. He grew up enjoying the great outdoors, with his lifelong best friend and brother Earnest. Richard served his country in the army from 1956 to 1958. He met the love of his life, Joyce Leora Taylor while taking ballroom dance lessons. They married in 1962 and moved to California, He was a journeyman machinist and tool and die maker. He retired from Dura Plastics in Beaumont. One of his career highlights was working on the Apollo missions. He was a skilled bowler and member of several local leagues. He won the down payment for his ranch in Winchester on a televised bowling tournament. Richard was a dedicated family man and kind-hearted friend. Memorial and Veteran's Honors will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on February 17th, Memorial and life celebration will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. at Foothills of Hemet Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1250 N. Kirby Hemet CA.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 14, 2015
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