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Richard Norton Fruchey Jr.

January 23, 1948 October 25, 2018
Richard Norton Fruchey Jr.
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Richard N. Fruchey, Jr. “Rick” was born on January 23, 1948, in Findlay, Ohio to Richard Norton Fruchey and Ophelia “Betty” Rhodes. He was a proud veteran, loyal husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and good friend. What he believed in most and valued were God, country and family. God called him home and he passed away quietly on October 25, 2018.

Rick grew up in Albany, Georgia and attended Albany High School. In 1968 he joined the Navy and went on to serve his country with honor during the Vietnam war and beyond. He began his military career at Mare Island in Vallejo, California, and went on to patrol the seas on the USS Higbee, USS Oriskany, USS Enterprise, USS Tarawa and the USS Kansas City. He retired a First Class Chief Petty Officer, Chief Fire Controlman (missles) with honor in 1989. In recognition of his long, honorable and faithful service to his country he was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation, four Navy “E” Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Vietnam Service Medals, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, the Navy Pistol Marksmanship Sharpshooter Ribbon, and a Battle Efficiency Award.

Richard is survived by his ever-loving faithful wife of 50 years, Yvonne Lorraine Fruchey, two daughters - Teresa Angelique and Elizabeth Anne, seven grand children and six great-granchildren and his Brother Michael Allen Fruchey of Myrtle Beach, SC. His love of God, country and adoration for his family and friends will be forever missed and he will remain in our hearts until we meet again.

Fair Winds and Following Seas.


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Service

Monday

5

Nov

10:00 AM 11/5/2018 10:00:00 AM
East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park & Mortuary

9189 E. Stockton Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624

East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park & Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove 95624 CA
United States

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Monday

5

Nov

2:00 PM 11/5/2018 2:00:00 PM
Sacramento Valley VA Cemetery

Midway Road
Dixon, CA 95620

Please arrive about 15-20 minutes early.

Sacramento Valley VA Cemetery
Midway Road Dixon 95620 CA
United States
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