Celebrating Muir Alum...
Muir Alum Celebrate 100 Years of Life
I am a fellow resident of Richard's and thought perhaps John Muir High School and the Alumni Association might like to know about his milestone birthday.
Richard is a true hometown boy—born in 1915 at the Pasadena Women's Hospital (now the Huntington), went to Washington School and then on to John Muir.
"Sequoian" yearbook lists Richard as President of the Quillonian
Club and Editor of its magazine, Muir Commissioner of Publicity, and
Editor of the "Trail Blazer."
After graduation, still during the Depression, Richard took a civil service exam and got a job as a letter carrier in Pasadena. At the onset of World War II, Richard enlisted in the Navy and served on the island of Guam as the Postmaster. He had his own Quonset hut with the Post Office in the front and his living quarters in the back! When he returned home to the States, he resumed a job as a letter carrier with the Post Office in Pasadena and at one time as a supervisor in San Marino.
Sadly, Richard's twin brother
Robert, also an alumnus, passed away several years ago. Richard is a
widower and father of three adopted daughters. In his retirement, he
enjoys walking (as a carry over from his postman days) and playing
his piano that he has in his room—playing all the great old tunes of
the early 1900s—all from memory. (He says he never read music!) He
watches television news and is still a dedicated daily subscriber to
the "Pasadena Star News."