Passed away peacefully June 18, 2012, age 74, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He had been an active outdoorsman and athlete, having run 100 marathons. He loved swimming, boating, hunting, and motorcycling. He played bridge and loved to do cross word puzzles and suduko. He had enjoyed a long and successful career in education, having taught art, and physical education in both public and special education settings. He loved to travel and had enjoyed many trips to Europe and Asia and especially Kauai, Hawaii. He will be greatly missed by many friends and relatives especially his wife, Bonnie Richmond-Gail, son Christopher, (Fran) granddaughter, Emily, sister Mary Tarango (Bob) and many nephews and nieces and grand nephews and nieces.
To honor his life there will be a memorial service at 3:00 pm Sunday July 1, 2012 at Rice Mortuary 5310 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, Ca. 90503, (310) 792-7599.