June 9, 1952-Dec. 24, 2012
Resident of Fremont
Richard Allen Kroske died peacefully at Kaiser Hospital in Fremont on December 24th after a short battle with cancer.
Born on June 9th 1952 in Hayward, CA to Herbert and Ramona Kroske, he was one of six children.
Richard was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and currently was employed with Spicers Paper in Union City where he worked for the last 7 years.
Richard married Jami Moore in 1989 and they had one daughter together, Kymberlee Raye in 1990.
Richard had a love for motorcycles most of his life. He raced cross country, flat track, hare scrambles, off road, and motocross to name a few. He was a member of The AMA, Sierra Old Timers and The Over The Hill Gang. He attended, participated, and spectated countless races throughout California, Nevada, Washington, Hawaii and British Columbia, enjoying the challenges andcomradery. He made dozens of friends over the years.
Richard also loved spending time with family and friends and more recently, travels in Hawaii with his wife Junelle whom he married in 2010. Richard is survived by his wife, Junelle Wood of Fremont, daughter Kymberlee Peterson (Eric) of Corona, sister Susan Bystrom (Gary) of Montara, brother Jim Kroske (Jeri) of Gilroy, brother David Kroske (Julie) of Discovery Bay, sister Ruth Geresy (Don) of Truckee, step- daughter Alicia Sargiotto (Sean) of Fremont, stepson Alan Wood of Fremont, granddaughter Maileia Sargiotto of Fremont, plus many beloved nieces and nephews.
Richard will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his wild dance moves, kind heart and never ending smile.
Family and friends are invited to attend an 11:00 A.M. Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. CA 94538.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Dec. 27, 2012