Richard Allen Orr

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Richard Allen Orr, an original Sunset Mesa resident, died May 19.

Orr was born in 1931 in Aberdeen, S.D. and moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was a teenager. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and served in the U.S. military for three years during the Korean War.

Orr worked as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 33 years. He also served as a lifeguard on Los Angeles beaches for 50 years.

Orr is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Esther, and their son, David.

A memorial service took place last Sunday.