Richard Virgil Bibbero, 88, a San Rafael, Calif., resident, died Dec. 7, 2003, at his home. He was born in 1915, in San Francisco.
He attended San Francisco schools and was an Eagle Scout in Troop 17. He received a bachelors degree from Stanford University and a masters degree from Harvard University.
He married Helen Putzel of St. Louis, in 1944. They lived in Washington, D.C., St. Louis and Grand Rapids, Mich., and settled in San Francisco where he started his first company, Medical Management Control. They lived in San Francisco for more than 30 years. In the early 1980s, they moved to Incline Village.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, earning the rank of major. He was awarded the Secretary of War's Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters for outstanding work in conduct of World War II.
Mr. Bibbero was a professional management consultant and founded and managed several companies. He spent more than 50 years serving the health-care industry on various levels and received presidential and gubernatorial appointments. He also held university appointments at Harvard University at Golden Gate University.
He held numerous certifications and licenses as a business professional, authored numerous books and articles and was involved in many national business, social, political and alumni organizations, including the National Society of Professional Business Consultants, where he served as president and on the board of directors.
He was preceded in death by his wife and brother Donald.
Among his survivors are his son and daughter-in-law Richard Jr. and LaMoyne of Carson City; daughters and sons-in-law Joan and Michael Buckley of Sonoma, Calif., and Nancy and David Cherney of Novato, Calif.; granddaughters Tiffany, Melissa, Jillian, Nicolle, Liza and others.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice of Marin Foundation, 21 Tamal Vista, Suite 101, Corte Madera, CA 94925 or Stanford University, Office of Development, 3256 Galvez St., Stanford, CA 94305.
Sinai Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.