Percy and Rita (Shane) Krich of Davis celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 23, 2013.
Percy Krich married “the girl next door,” Rita Shane, when their families lived next to each other in Los Angeles. Percy’s family had come from Canada, and Rita’s from New York. They married during World War II, when Percy served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Many years later, they moved to New York for work.
Both Rita and Percy are retired educators. They have always been activists for justice and civil rights, and have participated in many organizations and rallies for peace and equality. They also have traveled all over the world, always curious, always observing, always learning.
They drove their car from New York to California last year to live in Davis, which they had visited many times before. They continue to enjoy their lives together at their house in Davis, near their daughter Claudia Krich and husband Keith Brinton of Davis; their son Ken Krich and wife Nancy Leahong of Berkeley; and their granddaughter Airy Krich-Brinton and husband Simon Pitfield and great-grandchildren Peter and Corin of Davis.