Home
Resources
More Obituaries for Rick Byrne
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

Rick Byrne


1936 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Rick Byrne Obituary
DUANE "RICK" BYRNE Age 79, a resident of Apple Valley, CA, passed away quietly in his home early on the morning of January 14th, 2016. He was born February 15th, 1936 in Marlette Michigan. He was the eldest child of Peter Byrne and Mary Freiburger. On January 17th, 1959 he married Meldonna Lee Farrar in Crestline, California. In 1956, Rick joined the U.S. Marines and became a MP. After four years of service he joined Woodbury college in Los Angeles and graduated in 1963 as the valedictorian. Rick became partners in a CPA firm in Riverside. He also became city auditor for the firm. He retired in 1988 and both him and his wife took up flying as their hobby. Rick and Meldonna were long time parishioners at Our Lady of the Desert. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 57 years; his only child Richard and his wife Debbie; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Erica and Dakota "Kody"; two great-grandchildren, and sister Toni Dotson. Also several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother Vincent (Butch) Byrne, who was a long time resident of Riverside, CA. RIck donated his remains for cancer research. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the in his name. A memorial is pending at a later date. Mathew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted"
logo



Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 31, 2016
Read More