Richard Ellsworth Nold
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Richard Ellsworth Nold
  • October 27, 1926 - July 31, 2017
  • Cocoa Beach, Florida

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Richard was born October 27, 1926 to George and Evangeline Nold in San Diego, CA. He is survived by his brother Eric Nold, Daughters Camille Swanson, Catherine Urner, Grandchildren Paula, Brandon, Gavin, Stephen, Great Grandchildren Baylie, Dawson, Charra and Shea.



Richard taught dancing classes in his parent’s home when living in Long Island, NY while attending college. He also worked as a Life Guard at Long Island, NY. Richard was schooled at West Point where at some point there he sang for President Truman. His knee’s were injured while at West Point so that ended. He then joined the Army. Next, he worked at Halliburton a while then attended the University of Oklahoma. Later he worked for General Electric where he continued a career in Engineering. Richard was one of the individuals for the invention of the clip that goes on an astronaut’s belt to hold their camera. He loved swimming and body surfing coming in on the waves in the ocean. Moving to Cocoa Beach, FL after he retired was a dream come true for him being so close to the ocean. He also loved to sing and dance. Richard loved his family and always made time to talk to them and help in any way possible. He had a smile that lit up the room and a larger than life persona that will be so missed by all that knew and loved him.