In Memory

Richard Vernon Speck - Class Of 1944

Richard Vernon Speck

Richard V Speck passed away April 9, 2016 at his home in Glendora, California, following a lengthy illness. He was 89 years old. He was born in Los Angeles and lived much of his younger life in San Marino. In 1945 he enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served during World War II as a Seaman First Class, Radar Operator, on the destroyer escort ships USS Burrows and USS Cates.

He married his wife of 61 years, Mary, in 1950. He and Mary moved to Glendora in 1955, where they raised their two sons, Steve and Craig. Richard was a prominent figure in Glendora, serving on the city council from 1962 to 1966. He was a Master Mason at the Glendora Masonic Lodge. He was also a proud supporter of the Shriners Hospital for Children and a Noble of the Los Angeles Al Malaikah Shriners. He owned a real estate appraisal office in Glendora from 1965 to 1999. During his career he specialized in commercial real estate appraisals and land use. His experience was regularly called upon to provide expert legal advisement and court testimony.

Richard is survived by his son Craig (Janis) Speck of Rocklin, California; as well as many dear friends and extended family. He will be missed by many.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune, April 16, 2016