August 11, 1935 ~ November 19, 2007
Wilkes, Richard Arthur
Loving husband, father, and grandfather, Dick was born on August 11, 1935 in Meadville, Pennsylvania and passed away peacefully at home in El Camino Village, November 19, 2007, with his wife Donna, of 49 years, by his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Freda and Arthur Wilkes and a sister, Donna Lippert Scribner.
He graduated from Meadville High School in 1955. Richard served in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany. He was a longtime member of the Torrance Elks. He loved playing his favorite country music songs on his guitar and banjo.
Survivors include four children, David Wilkes, Ryan Wilkes and his wife, Carol, Lori Zern, and Jon Wilkes; 5 grandchildren, Kimberley Wilkes, Rhiannon Zermeno and husband Carlos, Eric Wilkes, Christina Wilkes, and Chad Zern; 3 great grandchildren, Richard Gonzales, Marley Zermeno, and Seth Zern;
and 6 sisters, Anne Hotchkiss, Pauline Mead, Gail Pringle, Carolyn Mulligan, Linda Young and Darlene Keisel, of Pennsylvania, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday November 23, 2007 at McCormick Mortuary, 13806 Hawthorne Blvd, from 3 pm to 7 pm. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 24, 11:00 am at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 13560 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, Ca. with Pastor Bruce Calkins officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers; please make donations to your favorite charity.
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