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Richard Winthrop Flores, Sr
Birth: Nov. 1, 1927
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 2010
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Richard Winthrop Flores, Sr., 83, of Plainwell, MI, formerly of Holland Township, NJ, died peacefully on December 26, 2010, at the Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI, with his beloved wife of nearly 61 years by his side. Born: November 1, 1927, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Carl and Miriam Dick Flores. Personal: Mr. Flores graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1945 and Lehigh University in 1950 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He held many executive positions at Riegel Paper Corporation for 27 years. He then was the mill manager at Plainwell Paper Company in Plainwell, MI, for several years, and retired from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, where he was the director of the Paper Technology Foundation. He and his wife enjoyed traveling. Dick was an avid sports fan, who also enjoyed stamp and coin collecting. Memberships: He was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He was an Eagle Scout and was the Scoutmaster of Troop 51 in Milford for many years. He received the Silver Beaver Award for his distinguished service to the Boy Scouts of America. He served in the US Navy Air Corps during World War II. Dick was a member of many organizations, where he held numerous offices. Some of them included the Milford Lions Club, PIMA, and TAPPI. He was a volunteer at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo and also did fund-raising for WMU's athletic department. He was a former member of the Holland Presbyterian Church, Holland Township, and attended the Gull Lake Area Community Church, Richland, MI. He held positions in both churches. Survivors: His loving family including his wife, the former Mary Jane Williams; two daughters and their husbands, Joanne Iskra-King and her husband, Francis, Spring Hill, FL; Nancy Hill-Moser and her husband, Robert, Easton; one son, Richard Jr., FL; five grandsons, Kurt, Douglas, and Kevin Iskra, and Travis and Trever Hill; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Fallon, RI; five nieces and two nephews; and his two 'adopted' sons and their families, Harry Bird, Portage, MI, and Walter Bird, Darien, IL. Services: Due to the uncertain weather conditions in Michigan, the memorial service will be in the future. Burial will be private. Memorials: may be made in Richard Flores' name to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002

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  Carl Carsley Flores (1897 - 1962)
  Miriam Schick Dick Flores (1902 - 1984)
  Richard Winthrop Flores (1927 - 2010)
  Joanne Miriam Flores (1932 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
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Record added: Dec 28, 2010
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