Richard R. Gillum Jr. passed away unexpectedly at home the morning of June 2. Dick was loved by so many and will be dearly missed by all. He was born October 22, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Newport Beach High School, Newport Beach, CA, in 1944. Dick proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. A very gifted intellect, Dick worked in the aerospace and ordinance industries and held many patents including a braking system used in semi trucks and Winnebagos as well as the CHAMP, a controllable, hand-held, automatic, machine pistol. He retired from Ares Inc. in 1980 and then developed and owned Shade Tree Country RV Park in Marblehead.