Charles R. Harmelin
Charles R. “Dick” Harmelin, a resident of Los Angeles, CA for over 70 years, passed away on March 17, 2018 at the age of 96. He was born April 5, 1921 in Denver, CO.
Dick Harmelin was a WWII veteran, honorably serving in the army in the Pacific. Dick was a local businessman in Mar Vista, CA, who founded Dick’s True Value Hardware in the summer of 1966 which is still a thriving business today.
Dick was an avid reader, listener of audiobooks and history buff. Mr. Harmelin enjoyed playing duplicate bridge for many years and even partnered with his mother until the mid 1990’s until she died at age 104 in 1999. He continued to play up to age 94.
Dick was preceded in death by his wife Florence, his loving companion for over 60 years. He was a devoted father and is survived by his 2 sons, Glenn of Ahwahnee, CA and Jimmy of Driggs ID. He is also survived by 2 Grandsons, Craig of Merced, CA and Nicholas of Covington WA as well as 5 Great Grand Children.
A remembrance celebration will be scheduled later in May of this year.