John Richard Svendsen (1941 - 2018)

John Richard Svendsen
1941 - 2018
updated May 25, 2019
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
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Male
Gender
John
First name
Richard
Middle name
Svendsen
Last name(s)
Sven
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
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.

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United States Marine Corp. Honorably Discharged.

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Parents:

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

Siblings:

Oct 24, 1943 - Unknown

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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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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 1955, when he was merely 14 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1962, at the age of 21 years old, John was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1982, at the age of 41 years old, John was alive when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1991, by the time he was 50 years old, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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