Richard Dick Adolph

June 08, 2001 11:00 pm

Richard Dick Adolph, 87, Brookings, died June 1, 2001.

He was born Nov. 11, 1914, in Lestock, Saskatchewan, Canada.

He attended Notre Dame College in Wilcox Saskatchewan, Canada.

He married Beatrice in 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. He played professional hockey for the Cleveland Barons for more than 10 years.

He and his wife moved to Los Angeles in 1947. He worked more than 30 years as a prop master making movie sets for major producers on features such as The Ten Commandments, Hawaii and Raise the Titanic. He retired and moved to Brookings in 1982.

Survivors include brothers, Ernie Adolph, Alfred Adolph, Edward Adolph and Lou Adolph, and sisters, Lisa, Olive, Hilda and Tess, all of Canada; daughter, Elissa Jo Takimoto, and sons James Adolph and Alfred Adolph, all of Los Angeles; grandson John Brandon of Los Angeles.

He will be inurned today (June 9) at 11 a.m. at Ward Memorial Cemetery. He will be buried with his wife who passed away in December 2000.