In memory of
Richard Frederick "Dick" Church
In memory of
Richard Frederick "Dick" Church
Richard Frederick 'Dick' Church July 1934 - July 24, 2020 On Friday, July 24, 2020, Richard F. Church, Captain USNR, passed peacefully in the care of his loving wife at the age of 85 in Portland. Born in Portland, Dick was an Oregon Duck for life. He was an Eagle Scout and joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in college. In June 2020 the Beta Rho chapter recognized him for his lifetime of service. After graduating, he joined the Navy and served aboard destroyers in Hawaii. In 1963 he qualified for Command of Submarines, one of his proudest achievements. Dick was a lifelong golfer, avid WWI historian, and world traveler. Dick is survived by wife, Sally; sister, Mary Gurney; daughters, Leslie Leland, Deborah Miller (Patric), Theresa Owens (John); granddaughters, Katie McGuire (Ryan), Hannah Tate (Jason), Alison De Anda (Ryan), Madelyn Miller; and great-grandson, Jacob McGuire. A celebration of life will be held when possible. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/portland-or/richard-church-9288038 Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Richard Frederick "Dick" Church
Richard Frederick 'Dick' Church July 1934 - July 24, 2020 On Friday, July 24, 2020, Richard F. Church, Captain USNR, passed peacefully in the care of his loving wife at the age of 85 in Portland. Born in Portland, Dick was an Oregon Duck for life. He was an Eagle Scout and joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in college. In June 2020 the Beta Rho chapter recognized him for his lifetime of service. After graduating, he joined the Navy and served aboard destroyers in Hawaii. In 1963 he qualified for Command of Submarines, one of his proudest achievements. Dick was a lifelong golfer, avid WWI historian, and world traveler. Dick is survived by wife, Sally; sister, Mary Gurney; daughters, Leslie Leland, Deborah Miller (Patric), Theresa Owens (John); granddaughters, Katie McGuire (Ryan), Hannah Tate (Jason), Alison De Anda (Ryan), Madelyn Miller; and great-grandson, Jacob McGuire. A celebration of life will be held when possible. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/portland-or/richard-church-9288038 Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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