Richard ''Dick''
Kanehl, Richard ''Dick'' A 49 year resident of the South Bay passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2004 in Gardena. Born in Manchester, CT, Richard was 57. He served as a Sergeant in the Marine Corp during Vietnam. Richard was in the fumigation industry for over 35 years. He was an avid sports fan (Rams) who loved being surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Albina Kanehl and his brother John Kanehl. Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife Helen of Gardena; daughters Rhonda (John) McNeil of Torrance, Christine Paugh of Torrance, Cathy (Dan) Paugh-Hill of Reno, NV, Becky Kanehl of Gardena; grandchildren Lance Corporal Joshua McNeil, Mathew McNeil, Erica Marcotte and Ryan Mendez; along with his sister, Chris Baker of Anaheim. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 1, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance with Rosary Services beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Mortuary Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, December 2, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 So. Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. Burial will follow with procession to and Military Honors at Riverside National Cemetery beginning at 1:45 P.M. at Staging Area #4.

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  1. I just want to say how much I appreciate all the love and prayers from our friends and family. Dad I miss you and love you so much, thank you for being my Dad!!!!!

  2. I will always remember my dad always being there for me. He was always ready to argue with me and I will miss him very much. I love you dad!

  3. It\’s hard to say goodbye to such a great Guy, who was snatched away too soon. I love you for being such a good husband to my dear sister, Helen, as well as her friend, and for being such an outstanding father. Your beautiful heart made you an outstanding person. I only wish I had told you that.

  4. I\’ll always remember being at the house with Becky and he\’d come home from work and get comfortable in his recliner to watch the news or sports or read his paper. He\’d let us have the run of the house as long as we let him rest. He\’s a great man and will surely be missed.

  5. I loved Dick and although we rarely saw each other lately I always looked forward to seeing him, and it was a special time for me. There are lots and lots of special memories my Mother, Brother, Sister and I all share of Dick, John, Christine, Pinka and C.K. that will always be cherished by all my family. God Bless you all, Helen and all your beautiful daughters. With Very Deepest Sympathy, Brian, Mike and Donna (Adkins) Wiltowski and Renee Johnston.

  6. I loved Dick and although we rarely saw each other lately I always looked forward to seeing him, and it was a special time for me. There are lots and lots of special memories my Mother, Brother, Sister and I all share of Dick, John, Christine, Pinka and C.K. that will always be cherished by all my family. God Bless you all, Helen and all your beautiful daughters. With Very Deepest Sympathy, Brian, Mike and Donna (Adkins) Wiltowski and Renee Johnston.

  7. My heart & condolences go out to My Aunt Helen, the girls & also to the rest of Uncle Dicks “Sports Team” who from now on the watching of a sporting event, whether it is football, baseball, basketball, hockey, etc., will forever keep his loving memory alive. I don\’t remember too much about him from when I was a kid, probably \’cause he was always face first in a sports page or busy watching a game on tv. As an adult I enjoyed talking sports with him when the family got together, sometimes I felt stupid \’cause I really didn\’t have the knowledge of all the teams like he had, or my team just wasn\’t doing as good as the teams he followed. “I\’ll always remember that coarse laugh you gave me when ribbing me about the Padres. Hey since L.A. no longer has a football team, I hope you will be smiling down on my Chargers this year.” May your soul Uncle Dick find a comfortable lazyboy lounger on the fifty yard line of Heaven! God bless the Kanehl family, & that includes you Rhonda, Crissy & Cathy along with your loving families respectively. Uncle Dick was a loving father & friend to you all as well as a great man to your mother, my Aunt Helen. Romans 8:10,11

  8. To my Family, I am sad I had to go home to Reno. I love you guys and wish I was there to be around you and Dad\’s things. Daddy I miss you so much my heart hurts. I love you.

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