Richard Colton

  • Wednesday August 18, 2010
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July 11, 1931 �" June 11, 2010


A transplanted Midwesterner and long-time resident of Oakland, Richard "Dick" Colton worked as an accountant in a union office until his retirement. At home, he and his partner Bob enjoyed doting on their two poodles and decorating their house. They celebrated 25 years together before Bob passed away in the late 1980s.

Dick was also an avid fan of gay films and theater productions and enjoyed dining out with friends. He socialized with G40+ in San Francisco (now Primetimers), Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, and Fellows of the East Bay.

At Dick's request, mortuary arrangements were carried out by the Neptune Society. Though contending with many illnesses towards the end, Dick held on tenaciously as long as he could, then passed away peacefully. Memorial donations may be made to Lavender Seniors of the East Bay or the Oakland-East Bay SPCA.