POND, Richard E. LCDR USN (Ret) VP-4 1954-56

Dick Pond served in the Navy for 23 years as a pilot and communications engineer. He retired as lieutenant commander in 1968 and moved with his family from Brunswick, Maine, to Southern California, settling in the then small town of Newbury Park, where he lived with his wife for 43 years. After working 20 years for Lockheed in Burbank, Dick retired and devoted his time to his hobbies of photography, gardening, computers and baking bread. He and his wife of 61 years had three children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren (and counting). Dick was preceded in death by his granddaughter Danielle Burt. He is survived by his wife, Roberta, and family members Patty, Rick, Carol, Danny, Pam, Bill, Tanya, Bradley, Sally, Shannon, Robert, Andy, Daniel, Nikki, Alyssa, Canaan, Mokey and Izzy. Memorial services were held last week at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in Newbury Park and Conejo Mountain Funeral Home in Camarillo. Published in the Thousand Oaks Acorn on 12/01/2011

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