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 Teresina Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen and Haakon Svendsen, with siblings Sandra and Stewart. 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, 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:

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

Siblings:

Oct 24, 1943 - Unknown

Parents:

Jul 24, 1916 - Mar 22, 1999
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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 Teresina Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen and Haakon Svendsen, with siblings Sandra and Stewart. 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, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1959, he 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 1965, John was 24 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1978, John 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 1983, at the age of 42 years old, John was alive when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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