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Richard P. Magdaleno 2022

Richard P. Magdaleno, US Navy Combat Veteran, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Grandmaster of martial arts died at home surrounded by love, Friday, April 15, 2022 he was 77.

He is survived by his wife Joni Maxwell, his brothers Jacob, and Robert, his sisters Mary Alice and Sandra, and was predeceased by his sister Martha. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Rodney and his wife Susan, sister-in-law Julie and her husband Lee, and numerous nieces and nephews in Connecticut, Colorado and the southwest.

Richard served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1971. During Vietnam he sailed on the USS Cacapon and other vessels and boats including piloting PBR's part of the brown water Navy. Richard graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and the Korean Acupuncture Association in Seoul, Korea. Martial arts was a part of life for him, he was the Grandmaster of his organization, Lei Lum Tong - Thunder Dragon Association, teaching Tang Soo Do & Sam Shou Chuan for over 50 years. Richard will be greatly missed by his many students across the country. Richard loved traveling the world and was an avid photographer. He loved spending time with his family, especially being with his nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

At the Brooklawn Funeral Home, 511 Brook St. Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

A military burial will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to

CRT Veterans Crossing, 22 Colt Street, East Hartford, CT 06118 or any veterans organization of your choosing.

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