Richard Senior Obituary (2021) – Banning, CA


Richard (Dick) Maxwell Senior June 24, 1929 – October 2, 2021 Richard Maxwell (Dick) Senior died at his residence in Banning, California. October 2, 2021. He was born on June 24, 1929 in Kane, Pennsylvania. Son of the late William and Miriam Sr. of Bradford and Warren, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Bradford High School, class of 1947. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. and Battalion 325 of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War. He worked at Detrick Farm and Ideal Farm in Kane, PA, and various plumbing jobs following in his father’s footsteps. In 1963 he moved the family to California and worked as a plumber for Local 398 in Montclair, California. He worked as a foreman plumber for McKean Mechanical in Azusa, California for 22 years; accumulating 50 years in the United Association of Plumbers and Installers. After retiring from the plumbing industry, he and his wife Leora for 50 years moved to Pahrump, Nevada. Happy to hunt, fish, roam the Nevada mountains on his ATV and prospect alongside, he continued after his wife Leora passed away. A biography of him, in book form: The Keeper of the Well; intended for fourth graders was written. He described what he had done for all the wildlife of Spring Mt. with the cooperation of the United States Forest Service and the Arts Council of Pahrump, and the Mt. Charleston License Plate Commission. Many of his poems have been published in magazines, books and newspapers. He has published two books, The Black Knight and the Path Finder in Space. He is highly recognized by his peers. Leora May Senior, formerly Leora Call, her son Robert M. (Micky) Senior, her sister Nancy Brace, her brother Sr. Master Sgt. Kenneth A. Senior, parents, William Clyde and Miriam Luicille Senior. The survivors are sister Janet Putnum of Corry, Pa., Daughter of Tracy Galongo of Banning, Calif., Grandsons, Ryan Senior of Marysville, Washington, Daniel Hohman Jr. of Calimesa, Calif., Three great-grandsons Rylee Senior, Trenton Hohman and Travis Hohman. He will be buried next to his wife Leora at Bellevue Memorial Cemetery Park in Ontario, Calif. On November 12 at 1:00 p.m. at a memorial near a grave. Bellevue Memorial Park 1240 West G St. Ontario Ca 91762 909 986-3112

Published by Daily Bulletin on November 7, 2021.

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