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Greetings Compatriots,

Fellow compatriots, several South Coast Chapter members attended the Celebration of Life for our chapter president, Richard Allen Bent on Saturday, March 24, 2018. I want to share a condensed version of his obituary with all of you. “Richard Allen Bent passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Saturday, March 17, 2018 while walking in the Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Laguna Niguel, CA. Blessedly, his wife, Lynn, and sons, Samuel and William, and daughter-in-law, Cassie, were with him at the time of passing. Born to Ralph and Betty Bent of Compton, CA on July 29, 1952, Richard’s name was inspired by ‘Little Ricky’ from the ‘I Love Lucy’ show. He did well in his school studies and was accepted into San Diego State University where he earned two Bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and journalism. Richard’s career path eventually took him to TRW, which became Northrop Grumman, where he rose in the ranks to become the manager of the Marketing Communications Department. In this position, he designed and supervised the construction of high-profile and technologically sophisticated exhibits for the demonstration and sale of Northrop Grumman’s aerospace products.” Richard’s leadership and contagious smile will be missed by all of us.

In Compatriotism,
Leon Smith, Vice-President

Updated 12 April 2018 [top]