We celebrate the life of Richard Roderick, who passed away on June 19, 2023.
Roderick served as the Northern California Conference Treasurer from 1976 to 1993. He then accepted a call as a full-time auditor for four more years and retired in 1997. Not to be held back by retirement, he returned three years later and worked as a part-time auditor for nine more years until 2009.
Described as a passionate, hard worker, mentor, and visionary, John Rasmussen, treasurer, stated, “Richard will be remembered for being one of the visionaries that made Leoni Meadows a reality.”
Craig Heinrich, Leoni Meadows director, stated, “Roderick was known for his passion and leadership in the building of Leoni Meadows. His financial leadership and project management skills helped make it a program that serves thousands of youth and families eaach year.”
Dick and his wife, Althea, married 68 years, have attended the Pleasant Hill and Napa SDA Church for the last 47 years. They were faithful supporters of mission work and were always inspired by the stories of God working through missionaries.
According to family members, “Dick’s life was an inspiration of love and service to his family, friends, and those he worked with. He loved and served God his whole life and is resting until Jesus returns. He lived to spread the news that Christ loves us, died for us, and is coming soon to take us home with Him.”
A memorial is set for 4 pm, Sabbath, July 8, at the Pleasant Hill Church.
Featured in Northern Lights, July 6, 2023