Richard C. Pease
73, of Tucson passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013. Richard (Dick) was born August 27, 1939, in Chicago, IL to Esther "Cookie" Pease (Cook) and Robert H. Pease. He married Judy Porter Klug on August 10, 1963 in Milwaukee, WI. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of 50 years; his three children, Julie Pease Buranosky (Mark) of Deerfield, IL, Leslie Pease Losacco (Anthony) of Sewickley, PA and Scott Norton Pease (Christy Keto) of Havre, MT; six grandchildren, Megan, Reid, and Brooke Buranosky, Isabella, Dominic and Jaxon Losacco; two step-grandchildren, Kaden and Jolen Keto; one brother, Robert H. Pease, Jr. (Nan) of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by many loving sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. Dick was charismatic--with his caring and generous heart--he touched many souls. At the age of four, Dick became a swimming motivator for WWII troops at Quantico Marine Base in VA. His enthusiasm for swimming and sports continued through high school at Hinsdale Central where he also helped the tennis team win state. Dick later attended the University of Wisconsin, where he played tennis on a full scholarship as well as played on Wisconsin's first hockey team. He was also a member of the Chi Psi fraternity. Dick remained a fan of the puck, the ball and any sport really. Upon graduating he attended the OCS Naval Academy before his career of 41 years with Central Steel and Wire, Co. of Chicago; there he served in Sales and Management. Throughout his life he was about serving others. He was on the Youth Farm Board in Peoria, IL; a Stephen's Minister and Jr. Warden through Holy Nativity Church in Clarendon Hills, IL; President of Hinsdale Golf Club, Hinsdale, IL and President of the MGA at Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club, Tucson, AZ. Dick was passionate about golf, tennis, skiing, biking, swimming and running his whole life. He was a national tri athlete and a Birkebeiner cross-country enthusiast for 13 years as well as helicopter skier and guide at Alta, Utah. Our thanks and gratitude to all the loving and compassionate care given by the doctors, nurses and caregivers over the years of Dick's illness. Our special thanks to the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Peppi's House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The University of Arizona Cancer Center, (Development Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., P.O. Box 245013, Tucson, AZ 85724) or TMC Hospice, Peppi's House Inpatient Unit, 2715 N. Wyatt Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712) Arrangements by HUDGEL SWAN FUNERAL HOME.