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Richard Guillory
Richard Guillory
Richard Guillory

Obituary of Richard John Guillory

Dr. Richard John Guillory, beloved husband, father, grandfather, poppop, and gong gong, entered eternal rest on September 6, 2022, at the age of 91. Born October 3, 1930, in San Diego, California, he spent his childhood and youth in Brooklyn, New York, and Hillsboro, Oregon. Richard graduated from Hillsboro Union High School in 1949, received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Reed College in 1953, and his Ph.D. in Physiological Chemistry from the University of California Los Angeles in 1962. Richard served in the United States Army from 1953-1955 as a member of the nutrition team sent to Taiwan to study and improve the diet of troops. A lover of learning and discovery, Richard taught, researched, and published in the biochemical sciences around the world including at the University of Amsterdam, University of Arizona, Cornell University, University of Hawai‘i, Konstanz University (Germany), National Yang Ming University (Taiwan), Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and the University of London. He served in numerous service organizations including the American Heart Association, Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club, and as a lector and choir member at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Wahiawā, Hawai‘i. His passion for scientific discovery was matched by his passion for history, and his expansive library spanned ancient Roman and Etruscan civilizations to the founding of the United States. Richard is survived by his wife Stella and their daughter Amber (Sean), and his daughters Cynthia (Tony) and Olivia (Arthur). He is also survived by one sister Rosalee, of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, one brother Ronald, of Hillsboro, Oregon, and three grandchildren - Avery, Hannah, and Sofia. Please see below for date, times and location of Rosary, Funeral Mass and reception. A future memorial service with Military Honors will be offered at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punch Bowl), Honolulu, Hawai‘i in Spring 2023.
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Thursday
22
September

Rosary

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, September 22, 2022
St. Cecelia Catholic Church
5105 SW Franklin Ave
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
503 644 2619
Thursday
22
September

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, September 22, 2022
St. Cecelia Catholic Church
5105 SW Franklin Ave
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
503 644 2619
Thursday
22
September

Reception

12:00 pm
Thursday, September 22, 2022
St. Cecelia Reception Hall
5105 SW Franklin Ave
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
503 644 2619
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