Richard Arthur Orphey, 85, a resident of Bremerton, died in his home of natural causes on August 15, 2009. He was born in Hammond, Indiana on March 15, 1924 and was preceded in death by his wife Ginger in 1993. He attended schools in Hammond and graduated in 1942.
He served in the United States Marine Corps, 1st Division from 1942 to 1952 and was part of the outfit called “The Raiders,” and later was a member of the Marine Raider Association.
He worked for the United States Post Office, Bremerton as a mailman, office manager and accountant. He also worked for Johnson’s Lumber on Callow Avenue until it closed. He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, hunting and bowling.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rill’s Life Tribute Center, Port Orchard.