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Richard Kiehne

January 1, 1922 - September 12, 2018


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Richard “Dick” Kiehne was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio and spent his youth in Ohio, Michigan and Vermont. After high school graduation, he enrolled in the Univ. of Arkansas and then with wartime enrolled in the Coast Guard in 1942 and was discharged in 1945 as a Pharmacist Mate from the Marine Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dick went on to earn a PhD in Chemistry and joined PPG Chemicals first as a research technician and then moving to Chemical Sales for the rest of his career, moving to the Bay Area in 1963 and retiring in 1991.

His first wife, Marie Jane “Mickey” Friedlund, proceeded him in death in 1981; he leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Dorothy, his daughters, Kathleen Richardson and Karen Kiehne and loving stepdaughters Jenny Cole and Deanna Ross and their families.

Dick also leaves behind a treasure of model three-master ships, which were his passion. He and Dorothy spent many happy years cruising and having vacations in far-away lands. His was a long, full life that he lived to the fullest in retirement.

At his request, no services will he held. Donations may be made in his memory to:
Sutter Care At Home, 110 Stony Pt. Road #200C, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

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