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Jay Alan Richard


Last updated 12/30/2020 at 5:19pm

Jay Alan Richard, 65, passed away Dec. 17, 2020, from cancer.

Born in Richman, Calif., he was a decorated Navy Vietnam veteran, member of the American Legion, and was proud of his country.

He went on to run oil boats in the Gulf of Mexico, even taking his mother, June, through the Panama Canal. He captained commercial fishing boats in Alaska, always searching for the elusive king crab.

After suffering a serious head injury, he surrendered himself to working on boats, among other things, locally wherever he was helping out his many friends, often at little to no charge.

He retired to Lak...

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