Richard "Dick" Tatelman

Passed June 15, 2004

Born in Colon Hospital, Panama Canal Zone on December 30, 1935. Dick was a member of the 1953 class of Cristobal High School. He was also educated at the US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY and the University of Colorado Boulder, Colo. After sailing in the Merchant Marine and serving in the US Navy, he enjoyed a 30 year career with Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) and USAirways. After retiring in 1990 he toured Europe annually, in addition to various cruises, including ``RMS Queen Elizabeth 2'' world cruise segments. Periodically riding his vintage BMW motorcycle until his death he was also a Charter Member of the Heritage Society of the San Diego Maritime Museum and the San Diego Art Museum. He also served on the Church Council of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego as well as being elected for two terms as President of the Friars Village Assoc. Dick helped found the ``Live and Let Live'' Alano Club of San Diego. Preceded in death by his parents, Judge and Mrs. Edward Tatelman; sister Muriel O'Rorke and former wife and friend Maxine Myers; survived by nephews Regan O'Rorke of Key Biscayne, Fla., Robin O'Rorke of Scottsdale, Ariz., niece Susan Sebba of Tempe, Ariz., stepson Chris Stokes of La Jolla, Ca. His Grandfather, Harry Brown was a Roosevelt Medal of Honor holder.