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Richard “Dick” Morris Shore
  • April 06, 1940
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  • March 06, 2023

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Richard “Dick” Morris Shore, 82, of Casselberry, FL, passed away peacefully, on March 6, 2023. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle.

Richard was born on April 6, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He would spend his summers at his uncle Harry and aunt Mary’s beach house in Atlantic City, where he would swim all day with his cousin, Charles Karr. Richard lived in Philadelphia until he joined the United States Navy in 1957. He would serve his country for 20 years, earning the Armed Services Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.

Richard met the love of his life, Karen (née Larson), on New Years Eve 1961 in Chicago. They married in October of 1963 before being deployed to USNS Sangley Point in the Philippines in 1964. There, they would have the first of five sons. Richard went on to four more Naval assignments back in the U.S. where a son was born at each stop; NRC Milwaukee in 1967, NRC Philadelphia in 1969, NAS Albany, GA in 1971 and NTC Orlando in 1975. Richard retired from the Navy in 1976 as Chief Petty Officer. After moving to Chicago, the family finally relocated to Casselberry in 1986.

After the Navy, Richard went on to work mostly in the car business, where he made many lifelong friends. One of the many things he enjoyed doing was meeting his friends or children at Starbucks. They could drive by on any given day to see if his car was parked outside and then join him for a cup and to people watch. He knew many of the regulars and staff. Richard loved the ocean and, even though retired from the Navy, he and Karen enjoyed more than 30 cruises. It was on a Caribbean cruise in 1998 where they met a couple from England, Tony and Joyce, in which an instant friendship was formed. The two couples would remain close friends, as if they were family, visiting each other back and forth across the pond and on many more ocean cruises.

However, the most joy Richard had was being with his family. He was the central figure at every function, either cracking jokes or telling stories about his Navy days. The grandchildren all had a special place in “Pop’s” heart and he had so much fun with them. He had so many sayings and phrases, the kids called them popisms. As they got older, he taught them to drive, just as he did with his five sons, in an empty parking lot at school or the mall.

Richard is predeceased by his mother Helen and sister Gloria. He is survived by his wife of over 59 years, Karen and their five sons, Steven (Heidi), Hal, Brian, Gregg (Laura) and Matthew (Jonelle). Richard’s grandchildren are Kimberly, Kyle, Trevor, Carter, Casey, Carson, Connor and Collin and his great-grandchildren are Haley and Amber.

A Celebration of Life will be held at VFW Post 5405 on Friday April 14, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 420 N. Edgemon Ave, Winter Springs, FL 32708.

Inurnment will follow at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. at 5525 US-1, Mims, FL 32754.

Reception will follow back at VFW Post 5405 in Winter Springs at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Tunnel to Towers Foundation or a veteran’s charity in Richard’s name.


Date & Time:
April 14, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
5525 US 1, Mims, FL 32754
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April 14, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VFW Post 5405
420 N. Edgemon Ave., Winter Springs, FL 32708
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  1. Carter says:
    27 Mar 2023
    Pop, you were a beacon of strength for this family and you set the bar higher than ever for what it meant to be a man. I always have looked up to you my whole life and never once didn’t enjoy your funny Navy stories and wisdom you shared with us all. From the silly phrases and jokes to the back massages while you sung to us. The memories, advice, confidence, laughter you spread and love you had for others is something I will always cherish and admire. I’m blessed to have had the chance to say goodbye despite it being the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Until we meet again, Love you forever Pop❤️

    -Carter James

  2. Mary Lou waid says:
    16 Mar 2023
    My dear friend, you and Karen were my rock, always there when I needed you. Then I met my Charlie, how we loved getting together. Well Charlie got to heaven first, so he will show you the ropes. I will miss you.

  3. Gregg says:
    16 Mar 2023
    Too many loving words to
    describe my uncle Richie.
    I love u with all my heart.
    May you rest in peace during the night, and continue partying on during the day with all the other angels in heaven.
    I am sure bubbie and mommy guided you to an easy journey and they are comforting you now.

    Party on unk.

    I love you!


  4. STEVEN SHORE says:
    16 Mar 2023
    Pop, you were the strongest and most honorable man I will ever know. Your work ethic was second to none! Your 20 year career in the Navy was exemplary and we were always so proud of you Chief. I always hopep when I was young to become the man you were. You had so many, many friends who loved you as much as we all did. You are the greatest Dad ever! I will never stop missing you. None of us were ready for you to go. And now I am lost without you. I will miss your daily phone calls "What's up kid!" you would say everytime. I will see you again someday, but I will think of you and miss you everyday until then! I love you Pop!
    Love always,

  5. Heidi nickloy shore posted an image:
    16 Mar 2023
    Richard with his boys I believe this was a cookout
    Richard with his boys I believe this was a cookout

  6. Heidi nickloy shore posted an image:
    16 Mar 2023
    Richard with Joyce and tony they year they came for a Americas thanksgiving
    Richard with Joyce and tony they year they came for a Americas thanksgiving

  7. Gregg says:
    16 Mar 2023
    Dad, you were the symbol of this family. The void you leave will never be filled, but we will try to emmulate your heart and character. The compassion and empathy you showed toward everyone is the one trait people remember most.

    God bless you and may you rest in peace.

    Love, son #4,

    Gregg (Will)

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