|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1931|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||May 19, 2011|
Los Angeles County
Obituary Palisadian Post June 2, 2011.
"Richard allen Orr, Longtime teacher and lifeguard passed away in his Sunset Mesa home May 19, after a long battle with cancer, he was 79 years old. Richard.... known as Dick, was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He and family later to moved to California where he attended Compton High School and Compton Jr. College; he later joined the Army serving in the Military Police in the Korean War.
..... June 15, 1961 he married Esther, also known as Inga Neilsen, the two first met on Venice Beach near Navy Ave. where Dick was Lifeguard working summers.
....As a rookie Lifeguard, Dick was posted at Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, but he spent 50 years working at all beaches. His last post was at Will Rogers State Beach at tower 8 located at Temescal Canyon Road.
Dick possessed a friendly and relaxed manner that was key in helping victims who were often panicked in the water, especially in riptides.
Dick for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 33 years retiring from Daniel Webster Middle School in West Los Angeles. He was credentialed in all subjects and taught History, Geography and biology as requested; but preferred to teach Physical Education classes. He developed a reputation for straightening out troubled youth and helped turn around many young lives.
Dick and Esther traveled all over the world during their 50 years together... he is survived by his son David.
A memorial will be held Sunday June 5, 2011 at the North side of the Venice Breakwater and Dicks remains will be taken out to sea by a lifeguard boat.
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Santa Monica Bay
Created by: SaMo History
Record added: Jun 04, 2011
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