The following is what I can read that was the start of his obit:
Celebrating the life of John "J.R." Richard Labandeira of Hanford, Ca. J.R. was 81 years young and always thought younger than he was. Born on July 29, 1931 in Riverdale, Ca. He went home to be with the Lord on November 2, 2012. He became passionate about cars at an early age and...
I know that his step daughter posted a guest book comment on Nov 28, 2012. When I click on the Hanford Sentinel link it tells me that the sight powered by legacy for them is no longer available.
If you find anything I would be grateful!