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Eugene Richard Grabowski

Posted 2024-06-17 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Jun. 16, 2024 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Eugene Richard Grabowski passed away May 19, after suffering a short
illness. He was born the December 13, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
to Eugene and Corabel Blythe Grabowski.

Richard is proceeded in death by his parents and his son Daniel Brian

Richard moved to Camarillo, California in the early 1950's with his
family, sisters Peggy Kenz, Christine Pokorny, Robin Pokorny and brother
Jerry Grabowski. Richard graduated from Adolfo Camarillo High School in
1963 and worked at Camarillo State Hospital in the pharmacy. He married
his wife Dianne Hedrick in February 1965, and they were married for 59
years. They raised six children: Timothy Eugene, (Vicki Brophy) Michael
Todd, (Julie Suminski) Daniel Brian, Donald Rey, (Natalie Acosta) Deana
Michelle, (Larry Griffith) and Debera Ann (Don Gregg). Richard and
Dianne have 11 adult grandchildren and have 9 great-grandchildren and
one more on the way.

Richard began driving trucks for Halaco Engineering in Oxnard,
California delivering magnesium ingots to McCulloch Chain Saws in Los
Angeles, California and when the company moved to Lake Havasu Richard
drove from Oxnard to Lake Havasu 4 times a week. He spent more time out
here than home. He decided to move his family out here and in February
1979 the family settled in. Richard was injured in an accident and
changed his life to attend Technical Training Center earning a Diploma
in Computer Technology. He retired from Silver State Components in 2019.
Richard also worked at Johnson-Manley Havasu he was their top salesman
for many years.

Richard joined the Elks Lodge # 2399 in 2012.

Richard and Dianne traveled all over the country and especially Maui.
Richard wants his ashes to be spread in the ocean off the coast of

A celebration of life will be held on June 29, 2024, from 12 to 2 pm at
Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home located at 21 Riviera Blvd. Lake Havasu City,
AZ. 86403

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