Richard Geraghty

Richard (Dick) Geraghty died May 1. He was 82.

He was born June 8, 1921, on a farm in Kent. He graduated from Highline High School in 1940, where he was senior class president and active in sports.

He served with the Marines in World War II, receiving a Bronze Star in 1944 for heroic achievement in Iwo Jima. He also served with the Military Police in Nagasaki, Japan at the end of the war.

In 1949, he was married and moved with his wife, Barbara, to Normandy Park, where they raised their family.

Always self-employed, he was an independent distributor at Maple Farms and Golden Arrow dairies, and worked with Smith Bros. Farms and Flett Dairy. In the 1950s, he built the Shamrock Dairy Ice Cream store on South 188th Street, then expanded to four stores and wholesale routes.

After retiring, he and Barbara moved to Federal Way and became real estate agents with All-American Homes Inc.

Survivors include his wife; children Pat Geraghty of Lake Forest, Calif., Penny Williams of Winthrop and Rich Geraghty of Des Moines; a brother, John; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Geraghty, and a daughter, Gail Boyer.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. May 22 at Our Saviour’s Baptist Church, 701 S. 320th St.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to a favorite charity.