Cushman, Richard Merritt a 26 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2006 in Torrance. Born in Hartford, CT, Richard was 77 when he died. Richard served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and he was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA. He was employed by Kollmorgen Corporation of Northampton, MA for several years and he is survived by his daughter, Carol Fredericks, long time companion Joann Guild and 4 grandchildren. The Service will be Saturday, September 16, 2006, 2:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance, CA. The Reception will follow at Rice Mortuary Lighthouse Reception Room in Torrance. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The United Church of Pelham, 142 Amherst Road, Pelham, MA 01002.

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  1. We have fond memories of the many years that Richard was part of our family. We will miss the happy times we spent together. Our deepest condolence to Carol and family and also to Joann.

  2. I have fond memories of having visited Richard in Redondo Beach with my husband who has since died. I can vouch that wherever Richard took you, he had researched it thoroughly and you never missed any important places. My condolences to Carol and family, and to all who were close to Richard and will surely miss him. Bon voyage, Richard.

  3. I will always remember the many fishing trips that Dick took me on as a young boy. Each was a very special adventure that I will always remember. He was a special person, and I will miss him. Our sympathy to Carol, family and close friends.

  4. I will always hold dear the many shared vacations to Maine, the Christmas parties he took me to as a child, and for being the best uncle a person could have hoped for growing up.

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