Richard “Dick” Mallman passed away from natural causes on July 6, 2013, in the comfort of this home in Lake Wildwood, Calif., with his loving wife of 66 years, Shirley Mallman; daughter, Peggy Shoemaker; daughter, Jane Robertson (Steve Robertson); daughter, Pat Leggett (Jim Leggett); son, Rick Mallman (Julie Mallman); and daughter, Judy Mallman by his side.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at Mission Mortuary, 450 Camino El Estero, Monterey, Calif. A celebration of Dick’s life will be 1 p.m. on Monday, July 15, also at Mission Mortuary.
He was born on July 25, 1921, in Bakersfield, Calif. Dick joined the Army in 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served four years defending his country throughout the Japanese corridor. After the war, he went to work for Darigold in the Los Angeles area and was promoted to Northern California, where he settled in San Jose with his wife and five children.
He retired from Darigold in 1986 after 30 years of service. His passion was spending time with his family and golf (he created a family golf tournament legacy now in its 46th year), and he loved his USC Trojans.
Dick is survived by seven grandchildren; four great-children; and sisters Marion Tyrell, Barbara Ward and Dorothy Nicolls; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hospice of the Foothills, 11270 Rough and Ready Hwy., Grass Valley, Calif. 95945.
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