Richard K. Berube

Richard K. Berube

October 24, 1935 - April 14, 2014

Richard K. Berube

October 24, 1935 - April 14, 2014


Richard Keith Berube, 78, of Newport Beach, California, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rita; son Brian; granddaughter Brittnee; sister Margaret; brothers-in-law Alex and Albert; sister-in-law Carmen; nephews Steven and Michael; and niece Natalie and her family. Richard was preceded in death by his father Lionel; mother Elsa; stepfather Jake; and son Bruce.

Born October 24, 1945 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Richard moved with his family to California as a child. He graduated from South Gate High School where he met and fell in love with his soul mate, Rita. They wed and eventually moved to Orange County where they raised their sons and resided for approximately 50 years.

Hired in 1972 by Western National Property Management founder, Mr. Douglas, Richard had a distinguished and enjoyable 30-year career as an Area Manager until he retired in 2002. This was after a 16-year career at Boeing. When not working he enjoyed traveling with his wife Rita, spending time with family and friends, wine tasting tours in Napa, outdoor activities such as skiing, camping, fishing, gardening and volunteering. The deep love, strength, integrity and support he freely gave to his family and friends will be greatly missed.

Interment will be private at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, California. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation to the American Diabetes Association ( or the National Alzheimer’s Association ( would be greatly appreciated.

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4 responses to Richard K. Berube

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  2. Dick Gerber says:

    Dick was a good friend and a gentleman. Knowing him was an honor.

  3. brian sorry to hear about your father’s passing been a long time since I last heard from you I’m still in the same old place in corona if you have a chance call me on my cell 951 520 7660 anytime .would like to see you again . give your mother my best wishes .
    lonny crinklaw

  4. I found this sad news today while searching for something on the internet so I am very very late in extending my condolences to Rita.
    The Berubes were very dear friends to us and I hold them both in good memory. My husband Wm Teipe Sr passed away
    in 2019 and we often reminisced over old times.

    Dear Rita Thinking of you and holding you in the light
    Emily (Sue) Teipe & family

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