In Memory

Richard Hiles - Class Of 1962

Richard Hiles

Dick Hiles class of 1962  passed away this morning (4-9-2018)  There will be services for the immediate family only.  Rest in Peace Dick...

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04/09/18 12:39 PM #1    

Joseph Bustos (1962)

i remember him in wood shop, he took on a project to make his mom and dad a bed, he put his heart and soul in trying to finish and the wood shop teacher allowed him to finish it before we graduated and left.  im sure he was pround to be able to finish what he started and im guesssing his parents were overjoyed.   i believe this lesson learned from this accomplishment followed him the rest of his life.  rest in peace thanks for being a friend



04/09/18 09:18 PM #2    

Michael Corbett (1962)

Dick and I were long time friends starting in John Muir and through graduation from Pacific High. After our school years we continued to socialize and our families would dine and get together on a regular basis. We lived in Pleasanton through the 1970s then because of changes in our lives did not see much of each other until we started the Old Farts Luncheons. Dick missed the last luncheon because of his health and the last time we talked was at the previous luncheon in 2016. Time is passing so quickly and so many are leaving us. The last luncheon had only 12 attendees and since then two have passed away. When we started the luncheons about 15 years ago we needed only one table and it grew quickly to needing a banquet room, now we are back to one table. For those reading this reach out to old friends and share the joys you have lived, a time may come when that option may not be available. Rest in peace Richard L. Hiles it was good to share part of my life with you and your family and to your family, "You will always be in my thoughts."

04/09/18 10:18 PM #3    

Dwight (Pat) Howard (1962)

Dick was my very first friend in San Leandro.  Our family moved to SL in the summer of 1951 and I met Dick in the second grade at Grover Cleveland Elementry.  My Mom, who is now 96, still remembers Dick.  She remembers when Dick and I decided to dig a "fort" in our back yard.  We were good friends for several years but we driffed in slightly different directions over time and we became more causual friends in high school.  The last time I had seen him was at our PHS 10 year reunion until, much to my surprise, we met again at our 50 year reunion.  It was at that 50 year reunion we talked about old times, the things we did including that back yard "fort".  Dick had a better memory than I do and memtioned several things I had completely forgotten.  We then met again at several Old Farts Luncheons.  RIP Dick.


04/10/18 11:20 AM #4    

Diana Weaver (Hiles/Souza) (1964)

Dick and I went steady all thru high school.  Our high school years were the best and so much fun.  His Senior Ball was amazing.  I was just a sophomore.  We just lived down the street from each other in San Leandro.  I remember Mike Cobett and Dick riding their go-cart around the neighborhood....going way too fast.  I had fun wearing Dick's block sweater...with all the medals he won in track...the pole valut which he was so proud of and of course football.  Dick was an amazing athletic.  We got married shortly out of high school and then had two beautiful daughters.  Sadly our marriage only lasted 13 years but did stay in touch.  Dick was in law enforcement for 15 years.  Berkeley P.D. and Alameda County Sheriff's Dept.  He then went to work for Sam's Club and did retire from Costco.  He moved in with our daughter and her family in Tracy where he passed quietly at home.  He was a great PaPa to our grandchildren not missing a game till he started to get sick.

Thank you Mike for organizing the Old Fart's Luncheons.  Dick always looked forward to going.  Our daughter and son-in-law organized his social calendar which basiclly was just the luncheon....made his day!  Joe, thank you or mentioning the bed that Dick made for his parents.  I remember that project well.  He was so proud of his accomplishment.

You will be missed Dick, but always loved and never forgotten.


07/13/18 09:38 PM #5    

Candy (Linda) Peace (1962)

It's taken me a LONG time to say goodbye. Dick lived around the corner from me, beginning in Grover Cleveland Grammar School. He was my "confidante" as I was his.
Much love and lots of hugs go out to him. 😓

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