YOU WERE A VERY GOOG MAN ,BROTHER UNCLE AND A VERY GOOD BROTHER IN LAW. SAY HELLO TO YOUR SISTER AND MY WIFE. I MISS U BOTH.GOD BLESS AND KEE P U.KEN ELLIS, MONTICELLO , KY.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
My brother Rich...growing up we as a family were close, laughed, played and faught. We were taught to share what we had, love family, God and country.
One of Rich's favorite games was Monopoly and he was in his glory when he owned the railroads,New York, St James,Tennesee, Boardwalk and Park Place.
Trying to find his way in life was a little hard for Rich, he had a few menial jobs. But with my oldest brother in the Army and the war in southeast Asia building up, he decided to stand up and volunteer for the Marine Corps. It was there that he found a new family to protect(his brothers in arms).During his second tour of duty he injured his knee which kept him from being able to complete a career in the military. Still having the desire and passion to protect, he signed up with the Sheriff's Department back home. Then arthritis tried to end his career and he followed our parents out west to go back to serving justice.
He loved children and was a great uncle. He would try to laugh through heartache and pain.
Rich had a passion for bowling and shooting. And though he wore a red cap instead of a red cape, he did stand for truth, justice and the American way.
I will always be proud and honored to call that man my brother.
I will so miss your smiling face on Thursday nights.
"The Rich Meister" as I called you every Wednesday night at bowling. I'll miss seeing you and hearing your jokes. God bless you.
Rich. You are going to be greatly missed in all our hearts. I will miss seeing you bowl as you are one of the greatest I have seen. I will miss the M & M's you would bring to bowling and share with everyone. Not seeing you will be hard and even harder to not see you drive your Roadrunner. Bowling and the Tucson community has lost a great and wonderful man. My thuoghts and prayers go out to your entire family and freinds. Rest in Pease my friend.
Richard sure touched a lot of lives with his love for the lord Jesus Christ, and his giving heart. He will be missed. We are thankful Christ is returning and that he will raise the Christian believers from the dead - we will get to see Richard again.
This is a very sad occasion for me. Richard was my very dear friend and bowling partner. He was known as the candy man at the bowling ctr. he always had a bag full of candy that he freely shared with all. He was a very good bowler, but a bad teller of jokes. haha. Let me tell you, he was proud to be a marine. Even in retirement, he cherished the corp. Semper Fi Richard and may God find you a bowling center up there. Art
Uncle Rich, Wednesday nights will not be the same from your jokes to your new colognes they will defniitley be missed. You were always a light of sunshine at the bowling alley. Our children will miss their Uncle Rich very much. You loved them as if they were your own blood. May your new days with our Lord be filled with no more pain and lots of laughter.
Uncle Rich, you will be missed by all of us at the bowling alley. Wednesday nights will never be the same. Our children will miss their Uncle Rich who loved them as if they were his own blood. We all know you are in a better place and are no longer in pain. You will be missed very much.
One day we will meet our Lord and Savior in the air and we shall be like him because we shall see him as he is. What a day of rejoicing that will most definately be; no more pain, no sorrow. I will see you then my dear brother, and until then...there is an empty spot in my heart that your life once filled, God will comfort me with the wonderful people that give me His words and His love. Sleep well my dear brother.
As I reflect on the memories of my brother Richard, he was always the person who would give if there were needs, even when he had to do without for himself. He would find a silly joke to tell and cheer you up when you are feeling down even when he felt unbearable pain of his own. A loving brother, uncle, and friend to many who will be missed greatly. He was loved by many.
Richard, Even though I am you older brother, you have always been my hero.You are greatly missed already ,both by myself and my boys James and Ron, I know you are in good hands now and pain free
how many years has it been Dickie --
we were the best of friends as kids on
Carry Avenue--grew up thinking we were
the 3 stooges minus one. good memories
my cousin. now you are with your mom
and dad and my mom and dad and those we
loved that are there as well. peace
and love Dick. see you again soon.
Our brother Richard now awaits the return of Christ. What a comfort to know that on that day Richard will rise again to be with the Lord. Our God is good always and His infinite grace abounds toward us. Our love to Richard's family and may God's peace rule in your hearts! Chuck and Polly.
Although we did not know Richard we are well aquainted with Randy and Linda thru Jesus Christ, and so wanted them to know that we feel their loss and will be praying for them and their family.Agapomen Allelus, Let us love one another.
We will miss you, heaven gained a great man this week.
I remember you so vividly when we all lived together in Cleveland. I know you are in heaven with your dear sweet mother and sister.