June 28, 1943 ~ February 1, 2004
Negrete, Richard ''Rick''
Born in Inglewood, CA on June 28, 1943 he died February 1,
2004 at Torrance Memorial Hospital after returning from the
Mid-west for medical treatment. A 1963 graduate of Gardena
High School, he matriculated at Harbor and Rio Hondo Colleges
and completed broadcasting training at the Don Martin School
of Radio & Television Broadcasting in Hollywood, CA, receiving
FCC certification in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army from
1964-68 and was honorably discharged from Ft. MacArthur,
San Pedro, CA where he wrote film reviews for the base
newspaper and was an on-air pop music radio personality.
. He left California in 1988 and established a prominent radio on-
air and sales career at stations in Des Moines, lA, Green Bay,
WI and Duluth, MN. He was an award-winning writer and
producer of radio advertising, authored 3 unpublished novels
and performed as a character actor in community theater.
He is survived by son Christian Negrete of Dana Pt., CA; mother
Celia (Sally) Negrete; siblings David, Randall, Lisa Cherry,
Monique (Niki) Negrete-Mitchell and Mark; partner Melissa
Streeter, and a large extended South Bay family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 28,
2004 in the community room at 3205 Merrill Drive, Torrance,
CA from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
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