Noel E "Mel" Richard
Noel E. "Mel" Richard
Apr 15, 1918 - Mar 13, 2014
Mel, 95, of Turlock has passed away. Mel was born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania Australia. He was a veteran of World War Two serving the Australian Navy. He was a member of American Legion Post 88 of Turlock. Mel was an Author and a amazing poet.
He began acting in Australia and upon coming to the U. S. he continued to have a long career as a professional stage actor. Later toward retirement years he gave much entertainment in Community Theater of Sonora, Modesto and Denair. Mel had a gregarious personality, amazing sense of humor and wit (like no other), which will  constantly be remembered. Mel loved life and really did do it "his way."
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Turlock, and his 4 children, Caroline Richard of Australia, Glenn Richard (Becky) of Eldorado Hills, Kelly Montgomery (Marc) of Montana, Sandy Richard of Sacramento, 5 grandchildren, Ashley, Alyssa, Marco, Enzo &  Louisa, also numerous great-grandchildren.
Remembrance of his life will be privately shared by the families.
In honor of Mel's life, contributions may be given to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, 95356, for whom we're so  appreciative for all the comfort they gave to him and the families.

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Published by Modesto Bee from Mar. 23 to Mar. 25, 2014.
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Mellie we could have not been more proud to have known someone as special as you. You brought laughter and a lot of love to many people in your life especially my mom Mary. We will truly miss you and cherish the time we had with you. Love always The Daly Family.
Kimberly Daly
March 25, 2014
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