Richard Stanley Papin

March 6, 1939November 21, 2012

RICHARD STANLEY PAPIN of Riverside CA, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 21st. Richard was born March 6th, 1939 in Virginia, Minnesota to Stanley and Lillian Papin and had one sister, Shirley Labbee. Richard and his family moved to Inglewood, California in 1942. Richard was an adventurous child with a inquisitive nature and ambitious dreams. He attended Inglewood High where he excelled, receiving his first Industrial Arts Department Award in 1955. Richard had many interests including chemistry, math, cars, and watching the friday night football games. He was an active member in various clubs such as the Inglewood 13-20 Club, the Greek Gods S.W.L.A., and The Vagrants Car Club. Richard joined the United States Army in 1962 serving as Private First-Class. While being stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma he attended the Field Artillery Missile Training Center (FAMTC) where he completed the Redstone Mechanical Material Maintenance Course which trained selected enlisted men to assemble, install, maintain, adjust on-missile guidance control systems as well as assemble missiles and perform propulsion, pneumatic mechanical system checks. Richard completed additional courses in Battle Indoc., Military Justice and Non-Judicial Punishment. He was an expert Riflemen, Carbine Sharpshooter and received a Good Conduct Medal. After the Army he continued his education in Chemical Engineering and for a short period attended UCLA. Richard went on to become a Chemist, he also pursued a part-time career in Real Estate as a Realtor and Investor, in Riverside. While working as a Chemist and Sales Manager in Industrial Coatings he provided many companies, including some of the top Hotels & Casinos in Las Vegas, with the colors you see today. Richard will be remembered for his generosity, warmth, and intelligence. He had a love for family, friends, his dog Lucy, golf, football and dark chocolate. Richard is survived by his best friend and devoted daughter, Courtney Papin (Thomas); loving sister Shirley Labbee (Don); his wife Christine Papin; step-children Bridget Salampessy (Ron), Joe Simon (Christen), Nikk Silva (deceased); four step-grandchildren; family and friends. A memorial viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, December 2nd from 5-8 p.m. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave. in Riverside California. Service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on Van Buren, December 3rd at 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to The Riverside County Department of Animal Services located at 6851 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, California;


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Graveside Service Monday, December 3, 2012

Richard Stanley Papin

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Courtney Papin

November 25, 2017

5 years... Has it really been that long?? It seems like just yesterday I was a little girl looking to you for all the answers in the world but it also seems like forever since I've heard your voice. I love you forever and miss you more everyday. Even in Heaven your little girl is looking to you for answers.

Courtney Papin

December 27, 2015

Merry Christmas Dad. Supposed to get easier it never will!!!! You deserved so much more than you received in this life, I wish all your dreams are coming true now. I will never know another person who did everything for everyone else and didn't expect anything in return. I hope you know you were loved very very much!! And you are missed terribly everyday!!!

courtney papin

June 21, 2015

Another Fathers Day without you!! I feel like all I say over and over is how much I love and miss you. Not much has changed, and your still not here. I always miss you and will always love you! Happy
Fathers' day to the most wonderful father ever. Thank you for always being so amazing!! I love you Dad!

March 19, 2015

Another candle for your Birthday!!
I love you.


courtney papin

March 18, 2015

A candle for your birthday!!!

Courtney brooke

February 17, 2015

Happy Valentine's day!!! I love you!!! You are my forever Valentine!!


December 25, 2014

A Christmas candle for you!!

Courtney Papin

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to my hero, my best friend, my dad. I remember cutting down the tree, you putting up all the lights, your village (which I now i put up). I remember waking up to all those presents!!! I remember everything! I thank God he gave me you, it's my favorite present!! I love you dad, Merry Christmas.

Courtney papin

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving dad!! I made you a apple pie!! I'm thankful for such a wonderful father who made it possible for your family and many others to have such amazing lives! I love you!!

November 27, 2014

My Dear Brother,
After reading Courtney's message my eyes were full of tears so I will try now to tell you I miss you so very much---every day. It is Thanksgiving today and I give thanks for having had you in my life as many years as I did. Court & Tom will be here after they visit you at the cemetery.
Wish you were here. Missing you and loving you always.