March 10, 1933 ~ November 10, 2008
Blinn, Richard Prescott, a 37 year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2008 at his home. Born March 10, 1933 in Omaha, Nebraska, he moved to California in 1959 after earning a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska.
His 44 year career spanned the history of sound engineering from the Manufacture of satellite tape recorders, through vinyl records, CD's, and finally DVD mastering. He designed recording studios for Capitol Records, and helped build manufacturing plants for Pioneer Electronics. In his non-commuter time, he developed a passion for sailing, and restoring old trucks. Ever a man who could see a problem and solve it, in retirement he enjoyed volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and the Palos Verdes Library.
Richard is survived by his wife of 51 years Marjeanne Blinn, and by his extended family Hue and Hanna Le. He was preceded in death by his two sons Steven and Andy.
A gathering of family and friends will be held to celebrate his life on Saturday, November 22 at 9:30am at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, with a reception to follow. Private inurnment will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests that memorial donations be sent to Providence-Trinity Care Hospice Foundation, 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 230, Torrance, CA 90505.
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