1937 - 2015
Richard passed from this world peacefully on April 25,2015 . He was born in Hartford Connecticut ,grew up in Orange California and attended USC and received a Teachers Credential. He taught at Adams School, Santa Barbara Junior high and 25 yrs at Dos Pueblos High School. He was a popular teacher in Personal Psychology and government classes. Later he went back to school at Antioch in Santa Barbara for his Master’s Degree in Family Therapy. He raised his 2 children from an early age solely and shared his experience in Single Parent support groups.
Richard was a political activist protesting the Vietnam war and was proud of being arrested for trying to limit nuclear energy at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant. He also was very active, running 5 marathons, back packing , biking and hiking. He loved the outdoors.
Richard endured the challenge of Parkinson’s Disease without complaint but with courage , dignity and grace. He was a gentle soul and loved telling jokes because of the connection it made.
He is survived by his wife Teresa Seiler, daughter Julie Blair, son Mathew Blair and two brothers, Bruce and Lee Blair. We will miss him. He requested no services.