Liu, Richard S.C. Our beloved husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather passed away on October 4, 2005, at the age of 85. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii as one of 12 children of Chinese immigrant parents. During his 39-year career with Pan American Airways, 4 years with Tower Air and 5 years with Continental Airlines, he was stationed in many foreign countries. He traveled and played golf around the world. Throughout, his wife was his constant companion. He married Evelyn Kam in 1947 on an auspiciously rainy day in October. To the Chinese, rain is supposed to bring good luck. It brought Richard 58 years of a long and happy marriage, 6 children, 7 grandchildren and a lifetime of travel. No matter how far he traveled, he remained Hawaiian down to his toes. He loved the Islands, people, food, and music. He was a man of simple tastes and few words. If mom had let him, he would have spent his life dressed in a white, v-neck t-shirt, shorts and slippahs. He was a jack-of-all-trades and knew how to build or fix anything. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, his children Roland, Richard, Debra, Kevin (Terri), Robyn (Gary) and Susie; and his grandchildren Leilani, Tiffany, Chelsea, Trent, Trace, Ryan and Michael. No visitation. Funeral mass: Monday, October 10, at 10:00A at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. Casual Dress. A Chinese lunch will follow. The interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: Cancer Care Associates C/O Dr. Gottlieb, 514 Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 or Trinity Care Hospice 2601 Airport Drive #230, Torrance, CA 90505

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  1. We will miss Uncle Richard’s quiet, gentle ways. As a child I always thought it funny, how my Dad called him “Ah Fat”. I didn’t see him often, but Uncle Richard didn’t look fat to me. My Dad never had a bad word to say about him–which was very unusual in Dad’s very opionated ways. I really enjoyed my visit a couple of years ago. Thank you Auntie Evelyn, Debra, Leilani, Kevin, Terri, and Susie for making it so special. It was so nice to meet my “Torrence Cousins.” It was also good to meet Robyn and Tiffany on your recent trip to Hawaii. Love and Prayers, Arlene & Arnold Angela, Arnold & Taylor Andrew and Danielle

  2. Auntie Evelyn, On behalf the of the Liu family who do not have a computer, or e-mail please accept our condolences. I do remember those years at L.A. International Airport when Uncle Richard was with Pan Am and myself with United. I hope the flowers were sufficient and of timely use. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this special time of grief. Alvin Liu, cousins, and families.

  3. To dearest Aunty Evelyn and all all my cousins: Heartfelt prayers and condolences. Awesome to have such a wonderful uncle who kept sharing his aloha. Peace and love, Sr. Malia

  4. Kevin, my condolences to you and Teri and all your family. I know how hard it is to lose your Dad. My prayers are with you and all your family.

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