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July 17, 1932 March 29, 2023
July 17, 1932 -- March 29, 2023

Richard A. Birnbaum, Age:90

Richard A. Birnbaum passed away on 3/39/2023 at home surrounded by his family.

Richard was born to Arnold and Myra Birnbaum of Springfield, Illinois on 7/17/32. He graduated from Springfield High School, then joined the U.S. Airforce. He met the love of his life, Loucyle Roberts, at a church dance in December, 1956. He graduated from flight school on 6/13/57 and married Loucyle on 6/14/57. Family likes to joke that Richard earned his wings one day and had them clipped the next!

Richard earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He worked as an accountant and a photographer after graduating from college- but found his true career as a civil servant in 1962. Richard and Loucyle added to their family with the birth of their son, Brian, in 1960. Their 2nd son, Brett, followed soon after in 1962. Richard and his family moved more than 13 times and lived in 8 states as he diligently worked as an auditor in the U.S. Air Force Audit Agency. He retired in 1990 and the family chose to settle in Yucaipa, California, where they stayed for over 40 years.

It didn’t take long for Richard to find his second career working for H&R Block for an additional 10 years after his initial retirement. Through all the moves, career changes, and supporting his growing family, Richard was also a Master Mason and an active Christian. Richard will be remembered as a dedicated husband, loving father, and a servant to others.

Richard is survived by his wife of 65 years, Loucyle, his sons, Brian (Sunny) of McKinney, Texas, and Brett (Gina) of Yucaipa, California, sister, Norma (John) Woods of Ipava, Illinois, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and countless friends and extended family whom he treasured.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to everyone at Solace Hospice for their care and support.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you consider donating to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Richard’s memory at https://donate.lovetotherescue.org


Scott and Cindy Browning April 11, 2023

Relative Allen , Texas

So sorry to hear of your loved one's passing. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Treasured thoughts and memories will always remain.