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Obituary of richard Rounthwaite

Richard “Dick” Rounthwaite, a resident of Nevada County, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday morning, September 16, 2015 while on holiday in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Dick was born and raised in Glendale California and moved to the Bay Area in 1956. He graduated from San Jose State University where is met his wife of 56 years, Virginia. He worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company for 35 years in various Human Resource leadership roles. In addition, Dick served on the Civil Service Commission for the City of Santa Clara for almost a decade. After he retired, he and Virginia moved to Grass Valley California where as he stated so eloquently, he decided to spend the rest of his allocation of Summers doing the things that he wanted to do and not owing his soul to the company store. In the mountains, he focused his time on studying Civil War history and formed Butternut and Blue, a purveyor in antique

firearms and militaria from the Civil war and early West. He and Virginia traveled extensively worldwide and enjoyed exploring other cultures and history. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and his daughter, Deborah

Cole, his son-in-law, Hunter Cole, and his grandchildren Blake Tonnemacher and Matthew Tonnemacher and his granddaughter- in-law, Michelle Tonnemacher. He was proceeded in death by his only son, Robert Rounthwaite. A private service was held in Ottawa. He would have wanted any remembrances to go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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