I was blessed to have Richard as my best friend. He showed me love and friendship like no other. We shared a lifetime of memories in just a few short years. Who would have ever thought that such a good friend could be made with a co-worker living hundreds of miles away? The good times were absolutely wonderful and the not so good times were not so bad because Richard was always there. He touched my heart and made my world a better place. The spirit of Richard will stay with me forever. My daily conversation with Richard has just moved from earth to heaven.
Richard was more than just a cousin to me, he was much closer than that. Our lives were intertwined by family gatherings, both fun and sad through the years. He was a fun person to be around, always brought my spirits up when Richard was coming to town. He will be greatly missed.
Richard was a loving,caring son, brother, friend and co-worker who touched the lives of everyone he came incontact with.
Anyone who showed Richard a little love, received alot of love in return. He always had the back of those he loved. He was there to celebrate the good times and there to help you through the not so good times.
He enjoyed life and making people smile. He had many passions besides caring for people. His love for animals, traveling, music and of course musicals, having and organizing parties especially for his parents. He loved to surprise friends or family with a trip with him to somewhere special.
Although we will miss Richard's presence, his sprit will live on in are hearts and souls of those he touched in so many ways forever.
I will love you and all are memories the rest of my days my friend.
Until we meet again
Sad to here about Richard. Knew him from when Glenn Puffenberger and I, now Linda Burkhead, where partners with Sidley Lake resort. John and Nita, I am sorry for your loss.