Richard Roderick Pine

Memorial graveside services for Richard Roderick Pine, 91, Lawrence, will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Pine died Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

He was born May 17, 1920 in Lawrence, the son of Wilbur Columbus and Katherine Margaret Purel Pine. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1938 and earned a certificate in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas.

Mr. Pine served in the United States Navy during WWII as chief radioman onboard the USS Spica. After the war, he opened Pine’s Radio and TV Service in Eudora before moving the business to Lawrence where he operated for over 34 years. Before retirement, he worked several years in the research and development department of Reuter Organ Company. He enjoyed Lawrence High and KU sports, gardening and coffee with friends. He was a former member of the Lions Club and Cosmos International.

He married Georgia Nell Phillips in 1947. She died in 1990.

Survivors include three sons, Richard R. Pine Jr. and wife Cynthia of Pinckney, MI, Randall C. Pine of Lawrence, and Russell M. Pine and wife Marcia of Pleasant Hill, MO. Grandchildren include Nathan Pine, Amanda Pine, Matthew Pine, Breanna Kelly, Mason Pine, Russell Pine, Jr. and Jeffrey Allen Pine, and two great-grandchildren, Henry Tyler Pine and Hoyt Mason Kelly.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and William Pine.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2011 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.