Age 84, an Elk Grove, California resident passed away January 12, 2014. He was born in Fowler, Colorado on October 10, 1929. He grew up in Pueblo, Colorado where he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean War and fought for our freedom. Richard worked for 45 years for the Federal Gov- ernment (Dept. of Navy, Army & Defense) he retired as the Chief of the Production Control Sacramento Army Depot. He was an avid sports fan and loved going & working out at the gym. Richard was a longtime parishioner of St. Rose Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his parents Edward & Alvina, siblings Joe, Charlie, Felix, Walter, Ernie, Robert, and Edward. He is survived by Molly Lovan & the Diaz family, siblings Arthur, Dora, Rosie, Dorothy, as well as his children Randy (Joyce), Debbie (George), Ricky (Avalon), Donna, Dale, Mark (Margarita), grandchildren Justine, Jessica, Jordan, Marie, Carriann, Amber, Joshua, Joey and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
All services will be held at St. Rose Catholic Church, 5961 Franklin Blvd., on Thursday, January 16th with viewing from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. followed by a Mass celebrating his life at 2:00 p.m. The family welcomes family and friends at the church hall following the services.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 16, 2014