Brownell, Richard Glen a 75 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2006 in Redondo Beach. Richard was 89 when he died. Born on August 29, 1916 in San Bernardino, CA, his family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida where he spent his childhood. The family returned to California in 1928 making Redondo Beach their home. An accomplished sailor and world traveler, Richard was able to devote more time to these passions upon his retirement from Sails by Watts/Texlon Corporation, He was a member of the Transpac Yacht Club, the Adventurer's Club and Los Angeles Yacht Club among others. Richard was anactive member of the Evangelical Free Church of Redondo Beach and recently traveled to Chiapas, Mexico on a church mission. Richard navigated his life like he navigated the sea; with a spirit of adventure. Richard will be fondly remembered by many. He was a good friend and a gentleman. He will be greatly missed. Beloved by his family, Dick is survived by his brother, Gerald (Vivian) Brownell of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Nephew Ronald Brownell (Linda) of Redondo Beach, CA; Niece, Linda Savell (Don) of Redondo Beach, CA; Steven Brownell (Laura) of Burbank CA; Nephew, Marvin Munster (Sharon) of Escondido, CA; Niece, Beverly McKnight (Donn) of Mc Cleary, WA; Niece, Sally Lafferty (David) of Camarillo, CA; and Julie Replinger (Mike) of Camarillo, CA. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Elsie Brownell, Father Fred Brownell Sr., sister, Fearn Munster and brother, Fred Brownell. The Graveside Service will be held at Inglewood Park Cemetery on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow.

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  1. Dick– What a fun and special person you were. You were as much a part of the Schooley family as of the Brownell family. You were the first person to show support in times of crisis, and you were a welcome addition to every happy celebration. You are loved and will always be remembered fondly.

  2. Our condolences in the loss of Richard. He truly was a gentleman, a man we held in high regard. I took a picture of him at a dinner party on August 17th. It may well be the last photo of him alive. I would be happy to email it to any of the family that would like a copy.

  3. Good-bye dear friend and may you rest in peace Remembering the great times we had as teenagers coming to your home and having parties with all our Redondo High school gang. It was great of your mother to allow a large group of teenagers over. She was a good sport. We had a great time in old Redondo, and those special times are often thought of. Dick, you made us welcome and you made us laugh in those innocent days, and we will not cry now, knowing that you are in a wonderful place and at peace. Remembering you with loving fondness, Lois Frazee Remington Frank Frazee Bud Frazee

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