So sad to see this news about Richard... it was long time ago that he regularly fixed my VW... and, his ex-wife Judy became my best friend... I loved them both. My fondest wishes go out to the family... especially Joel and Holly.
As I lay here with tears rolling down my face thinking about him, I smile too just feeling so blessed and happy to have known Rich. A friendship started from just a "return my boat when you're finished!!!" statement/joke between us. He was one of the good ones and I will miss my friend. I know I will honor his life with the best memories and share them with anyone that wants to know about one of the nicest guys to walk this planet!!! I know that he loved his family sooo much. Can't believe this is the last time I'm gonna say this, but "Thank you Rich". You tought me so much in so little time. I hope you're one of the ones there to greet me when come through!!!
Thanks for sharing the tao of Brunk with me. You were an amazing human being and are the reason I have such a wonderful husband in your son Joel. I'll miss you. Rest in peace.
Dear Kath, I am sorry to read that Rich passed. Although I didn't know him well, I truly appreciated him as a wonderful neighbor and mechanic. He was always very kind and helpful. My support will always be right next door for you. Please feel free to drop by or call me. With sympathy, Sue
Rich will always be remembered by my family for the loving care he shared with his good friend Steve deGiere in his time of need. We could not have made it through Steve's illness without Kathy and Rich's amazing help. You both will be forever remembered in our hearts.
With love, Cecelia, Paul, Marc, and brother Bill
We became neighbors when I moved up the street in 1986, but when I inherited a '64 Porsche 356 in need of love, we became fast friends. He kept driving by looking at it in the driveway and finally came up to the door and we started our true friendship there. Yes, he brought it back to life and it was a joy to drive and I'd always think of him when I was behind the wheel. It didn't take long to become pals with Kath and before long I was involved with the Tiger restoration, doing the total rewiring on it. It was a joy although a bit of a squeeze for a big guy like me climbing around that little car(with a BIG motor!) Just one of many good times together...I miss him, Mr. Upbeat, always good to see him. Bye Rich, be seeing you.
I had the pleasure of knowing rich for many years, but what I have learned about rich is mostly through what my brother Tyler has taught me and continues to teach me! Rich took Ty under his wing during the most needed time in a young boys life and always treated him as his own son as Ty always referred to him as his God father. The impact he made on my brothers life is like a once in a lifetime gift. Rich, I can't thank you and Kathy enough for raising my brother through the miles and making him the man he is today. I love you. Love Jacob Granger
Rich and I worked together at Hayward Fire Dept. He always had a pleasant smile on his face and willing to help anyone and everyone...He also loved his VWs, Great Guy.
thoughts and prayers to you Kathy and the family
I am so sorry to hear about the death of Richard. We were so blessed with the time we shared together. He was very special. I will be praying for your comfort and peace. OO's
My wonderful brother in law and most amazing uncle to my kids. You are a one in a million guy, loved fiercely and forever in our hearts!
Rich was a terrific neighbor and friend. Always ready to help anyway he could. My thoughts are with you Kathy. Sincerely, Mary Sims
I wish you and your Family well.. Kathy take care of yourself.