Obituary for Richard Gamage |

Obituary for Richard Gamage

Richard Gamage

April 28, 1935 – June 27, 2020

Richard Allan Gamage died in Nevada City on June 27, after long illness. He was born on April 28, 1935, in Coalinga, Calif., the son of Robert R. Gamage, and Thelma Gamage. His brother Robert Gamage preceded him in death. He leaves one living sister, Elizabeth Arca. Richard was a veteran of the Marines, a teacher by vocation and a lifelong philosopher. He taught many years in California before moving to Ecuador to teach. He met his wife, Pastora, in Quito, and had two children, Alan Gamage and Christiane Iwashita. In addition to his wife and children, he left a granddaughter, three nephews and one niece. Richard was a passionate person who never lost his love of nature nor his curiosity about the meaning of life. No memorial service is planned at this time. Contributions can be made in his honor to the Friends of the River.

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