Joseph Edward Richey, 70, of Torrance CA peacefully passed away on March 27 with family and friends by his side. He will be dearly missed. Joe was born in Duluth, MN on February 15, 1943 to proud parents Ina and Joseph Richey. Upon completion of his education in Duluth, he moved to California and settled in Torrance in 1966, where he spent the next 12 years teaching in the Redondo Unified School District. From there Joe pursued several other opportunities. On his passing he is joining his parents, Ina and Joseph and his beloved sister Betty Masvidal. He is survived by his devoted wife Daisy and daughter Elizabeth, along with his 103 year old aunt Vieno Hill, all residing in Torrance. A memorial service with a gathering of family and friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary on Thursday April 4, 2013 starting at 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diabetes or Pancreatic Cancer Society.

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  1. VI, I am so sorry for your loss. I often think of you. Please know you and your family are in our prayers. Dyhanne and Rich Lee

  2. Vi.
    I am Mary Anne, Gloria and Uuno Murto’s daughter. I am so sorry to learn of Joe Eddy’s passing. Love and hugs to you and Joe’s family!

  3. Joe Eddy was my high school friend in Esko, Minnesota. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. You and your family and friends are in my prayers at this difficult time. God bless you all.

  4. Daisy and Elizabeth – We have never met but my sister and I have known Joe all our lives. Our parents were good friends. I’ve lived in L.A. since 1966 and when my mother was still alive and visited me, we always went to Torrance to see Joe and Ina. I know you never met Betty but I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. I’m so sorry and saddened to hear this news but happy to know Joe married and had a family. Please greet Vi for me – Joe was so good to care for not only his mother but Vi as well. She and Toivo lived in the same building as my mother in Cloquet. I’m in Minn. now but am returning to Calif. tomorrow. Again, my sister Jane and I send our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear Daisy, Elizabeth and Aunt Vi, We are so sorry to hear of your loss . All of the people that knew the Richey family will miss him.

  6. Joe Eddy and I grew up next door to each other in Esko. He helped me escape from my playpen when I was a toddler (he was about 5). Our families got together with neighbors for regular potlucks. He and I were close friends until he left for California and I relocated to Colorado. Unfortunately, we haven’t maintained contact over the years.
    Please accept my sincere condolences for his passing. I will be thinking of you during this afternoon’s event.

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