April 4, 1916 ~ May 1, 2006
Richard P. Flentye passed away peacefully in Irvine, CA on May 1, 2006. He was born in LaPorte Indiana on April 4, 1916 to Frank C. and Maude Flentye. A long time resident of Gardena, he was also a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Gardena for over 35 years. He retired from Northrop Corp. after 33 years of service and moved to Lake Elsinore in 1981. Preceded in death by his wife Twila, Richard leaves behind his 7 children: George Flentye of NY, Patricia Salamone of Mobile, AL, Richard Flentye Jr. of Irvine, Chris Flentye of Redding, CA., Frank Flentye of Gardena, Fred Flentye of Redondo Beach and Robert Flentye of Torrance CA. Also survived by his brother, Frank of Vista, CA. He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Ethel. He was active member in the Knights of Columbus, and the Boy Scouts of America. His hobbies were gardening, cooking, bowling, dancing but mostly his family. A gathering of family & friends will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2006 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM with Rosary services at 7:00 PM at the McMillan McCormick Mortuary in Gardena. Mass of Christrian burial will be 10:00 AM Monday at St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena. Entombment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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