John Richard Svendsen (1941 - 2018)

John Richard Svendsen
1941 - 2018
updated October 27, 2020
John Richard Svendsen, father to 2 children, was born on September 5, 1941 in New York. He was born to Haakon Svendsen and Teresina Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen, with siblings Stewart and Sandra. He was baptized at Norwegian Seamen's Church, New York. John married Carolyn Riches in 1966 and they later divorced. They gave birth to Jon Svendsen and Graceanne Svendsen. He died on May 5, 2018 in West Islip, New York at 76 years of age.

SVENDSEN, JOHN RICHARD married a bride named CAROLYN PEARL RICHES in the year 1966 on license number 14082 issued in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
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John Richard Svendsen
Most commonly known name
Male
Gender
John
First name
Richard
Middle name
Svendsen
Last name(s)
Sven, John Richard Svendsen
Nickname(s) or aliases
West Islip, Suffolk County, New York United States
Last known residence
John Svendsen was born on in Kings County, New York United States
Birth
John Svendsen died on in West Islip, Suffolk County, New York United States
Death
John Svendsen was born on in Kings County, New York United States
John Svendsen died on in West Islip, Suffolk County, New York United States
Birth
Death
Heart failure from Colon Cancer.
Cause of death
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Ethnicity & Lineage

American - Italian & Norwegian

Nationality & Locations Lived

United States of America

Religion

Lutheran

Baptized

at Norwegian Seamen's Church, in New York United States

Education

Boys High School, Brooklyn, New York

Professions

A Long Career as a Printing Salesman mentored by Kenneth Heiberg of The Brooklyn Press.
Chef and a Waiter. He was a phenomenal chef.
A Limo Driver
Vendored Coffee and Snacks in an Office Building for over ten years.

Personal Life & Organizations

My older brother was an addict but he gave up drugs, booze, gambling and smoking and lived to be 75. One time I told him off, and said, "You can't fool God!" He was beaten into a coma by drug dealers and during the time he was in his coma, all he could hear was, "You can't fool God!" And when he awoke he decided to repent and change his ways. For 25 he was clean and sober and regained his self-respect and the respect of others. He had a very large funeral.

Military Service

United States Marine Corp. Honorably Discharged.

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John Richard Svendsen Family Tree

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Parents:

Dec 13, 1911 - Nov 20, 1956
Jul 24, 1916 - Mar 22, 1999

Siblings:

Oct 24, 1943 - Unknown

Parents:

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Jul 24, 1916 - Mar 22, 1999

Siblings:

Oct 24, 1943 - Unknown
Oct 24, 1943 - Unknown

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John Richard Svendsen & Carolyn Pearl Riches

1966
Cause of Separation: Divorce
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John Richard Svendsen, father to 2 children, died on May 5, 2018 in West Islip, New York at age 76. John was born on September 5, 1941 in New York. He was born to Haakon Svendsen and Teresina Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen, with siblings Stewart and Sandra. He married Carolyn Riches in 1966 and they later divorced. They gave birth to Jon Svendsen and Graceanne Svendsen.
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1941 - 2018 World Events

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In 1941, in the year that John Richard Svendsen was born, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1959, John was 18 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1978, he was 37 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1986, by the time he was 45 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1990, he was 49 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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