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Richard Sawyer (1969 - 2013)

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Richard Allan Sawyer
November 7, 1969 - November 6, 2013
Rich left this life on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, one day before his 44th birthday. He was born on November 7, 1969 in Turlock, California. Rich was a proud father and leaves behind his children; Desirae Sawyer, Marissa Sawyer, and Seth Sawyer, parents Diane Sawyer and David Sawyer, brothers Robert Sawyer and Ryan Sawyer. And his dog, Maggie.
Rich attended Delhi Schools, Livingston High School, and graduated from Denair High School in 1987. Throughout school he excelled at sports, including baseball and football. Many friends share fond memories of Rich.
Throughout his life Rich's best times were spent outdoors whether it was playing sports, fishing, hunting, or just having a good time.
Rich was a proud veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He had served as a fireman at Sembach, Germany; Riverside, CA; and Khobar, Saudia Arabia. He was involved in fund-raising for Welcome Home Vets in Grass Valley and Nevada City, California where he had lived for the last 4 years.
Rich will be remembered as a loving father and son, big brother, and friend.
Funeral will be held at 9 am on Friday, November 29th at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella followed by memorial service at American Legion Hall, Ceres (corner of 9th & Lawrence). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rich's name to: Welcome Home Vets, PO Box 189, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 24, 2013
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