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Kiburz, Richard "Rich"
Richard "Rich" Dean Kiburz of Mesa passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012. You'd know if you've met Rich, because your day probably would have included a nice belly laugh. Rich was born in DeWitt, NE on January 24, 1934 to George and Grace Kiburz. He graduated from University of Nebraska in 1955. After 2 years in the Army he relocated to Arizona in 1959. He married Barbara Borst September 1, 1960. Rich retired from Mortgage Credit Service in 1998, moving to Apache Wells where he continued many of his favorite activities including riding his motorcycle, golfing, and many Apache Wells activity groups including the Shriners, security, beautification, bicycle group and softball. Rich was preceded in death by his wife Bobbie; parents George and Grace; brothers Max, Bill, Jack and Harry, and sister Elizabeth. He is survived by his daughter Karolyn; son Rick (and his wife, Karen); granddaughters Elizabeth and Madison; along with many nephews, nieces and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Sonoran Skies Mortuary, 5650 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85205. A celebration reception will follow at Apache Wells Country Club, 5601 E. Hermosa Vista Dr., Mesa, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunshine Acres Children's Home, 3405 N. Higley Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215.


Published in The Arizona Republic on May 17, 2012
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