Richard Walter Fountaine, 95, of Antioch Ca passed away, Thursday, February 21, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
A celebration of life memorial will be held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Delta Villa Estates, Community Center, 1900 Strasbourg Lane, Antioch, CA, 94509.
Richard was born April 6, 1923, in Boston, MA to Walter Sylvester Fountaine and Esther Cordelia Harvey Fountaine. He and his three siblings (Lloyd, Carmella & Susan) all lived and grew up in Cambridge, Ma. On January 22, 1950, he married Jeannette Henderson in Boston. Richard was employed as a civilian federal employee working at Charlestown Naval Shipyard, Virginia Beach Naval Shipyard and Mare Island Naval Shipyard where he retired after thirty-seven (37) years of service. He was an avid bicyclist and spent most of his weekends bicycling in races and tours throughout the bay area. He also enjoyed bowling and participated in a number of local leagues. It was not uncommon to find him and Jeannette dressed to the nines and out dancing at a bay area senior club. Richard also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren whenever he could.
Richard is survived by his wife Jeannette H. Fountaine, son, Richard Gary Fountaine, two daughters, Cynthia Marie Fountaine (Adrianna), Dawn Renee Burmann (Manfred), granddaughters Valerie Bernardo (Michael) and Angela Jeannette Powell (Anthony). Great grandchildren, Riley Fountaine, and Jayden Powell.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Richard W. Fountaine at the address below.
Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter
2290 North First Street, Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95131