Van Cleave, Richard “Dick”

Richard Van Cleve 1953
Richard Van Cleve 1953

Richard Van Cleave (“Dick”)

See Richard’s picture in the 1953 class photo, a Valley Times photo, and a 1953 Jamboree photo.

The Valley Times photo caption lists his home as Studio City.

Richard Van Cleave was the 1953 Mar-Ken graduating class co-Valedictorian.

From the 1950 Mar-Ken Yearbook:
Name: Richard Van Cleave
Born: March 2, New York
Ambition: Captain of a boat
Hobby: Riding a bicycle
Favorite Food: T-Bone Steak
Nickname: Dick
Song: “Sailing Over The Ocean Blue”
Feature: Eyes
Talent: Drawing

From the 1951 Mar-Ken Yearbook:
Name: Dick Van Cleave
Birthday: March 2nd
Place of Birth: New York City
Class: Freshman
Ambition: To own a television studio
Special Interest: Radios, Horses
Suppressed Desire: To go on the first rocket ship to the moon
Favorite Saying: “Why”

From the 1952 Mar-Ken Yearbook:
Name: Richard Van Cleave
Birthday: March 2
Born: New York
Class: Junior
Ambition: Cattle rancher
Special Interest: Horses and mineralogy
Suppressed Desire: To own “King Ranch”
Saying: “Have you heard this record?”

From the 1953 Mar-Ken Yearbook:
Name: Dick Van Cleave
Birthday: March 22
Place of Birth: New York
Class: Senior
Ambition: To grow more tolerant
Special Interest: Sport cars, rock hounding
Suppressed Desire: Stop telling corny jokes
Favorite Saying: “Umm boy, away we go!”