Richard Michael Peel
July 12, 1966-Dec. 2, 2017
Palm Springs, California
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Richard passed away peacefully at Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs, Ca. On Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. He was born on July 12, 1966 in Alameda, Ca. Richard was a graduate of Foothill High School in Pleasanton, CA and attended San Francisco City College. He worked for Wells Fargo for 20 plus years and was transferred to Portland, Oregon in 1996. He then moved to Palm Springs in June 2014.
His favorite TV shows were Jeopardy and the Golden Girls. Richard also loved to watch 60 minutes religiously every Sunday with NO interruptions from the peanut gallery!
He loved to travel and visited; Paris, St. Petersburg, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Alaska, Sidney, Australia, New York, Maui, and he went on eight ocean cruises.
Richy’s favorite restaurants were Gay 90’s in Pleasanton, Mumu’s in Portland and Spencer’s and Trio in Palm Springs. He enjoyed bowling and swimming in his pool in the hot Palm Springs sun. He also collected Tea Pots and he loved his Teddy, “Bear”!!
Richard is survived by; his life partner Peter Skirvin, Peters mother Nancy, Peters sister Julie, brother David (wife Cindy), niece Rebecca, nephew Alexander, brother Andrew (husband Robert Skirvin-Orr), niece Danielle Skirvin-Orr. Richy’s mother Diana Peel Schwerin, step-father Bob Schwerin, brother Tony Peel, nephew Preston Peel, sister and best friend Danielle Peel, niece Nicole Danner, step-brothers David Crane (wife Juli), Doug Crane (wife Brooke), niece Lola Crane, best step-mother ever Darlene Crane Peel, and “Richy’s” father Mike Peel. Lastly, his other “best friend” his Shih Tzu dog named “Chanel Danielle Peel” (yes...he named the dog after his sister). Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pete and Angie Martinez and Great Aunt, Eva.