Richard "Dick" FIDALGO

FIDALGO, Richard "Dick" age 92, born on April 19, 1921 in Chicago, IL, he passed away on April 22, 2013. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and a 91 year resident of Tampa. He owned and operated the first auto parts store in Tampa, General Auto Supply Inc, and later worked hand-in-hand with his son and grandson at Brian's On-site Recycling until the day he went into the hospital. He was a man of few words. But, those that were spoken were honest, considerate, and more often than not would make you smile, even when you were upset. A graduate of Hillsborough High, all american quarterback and 3rd baseman. He was an avid Rays fan. But, loved sports of all kinds. Especially if the team was from Tampa. He enjoyed driving, watching TV, and picking up his granddaughters after school. Know by all as "Grandpa", he will forever be in our hearts and on our minds. He is preceded in death by parents, Baltasar and Estrella; a brother, Joseph (Azucena); and a son, Richard Fidalgo Jr. He will be sincerely missed by his high school sweetheart and wife of 69 years, Olga; children, Brian (Brenda), Cynthia Evans; grandchildren, Michael (Guendalina), Stephaney Nie-ves and Brian Dean; great-grandchildren, Loren & Leiana Nieves and Olivia & William Fidalgo; nieces, Inez Colson and Shirley Younglove. There will be a Celebration of Life at his son's house beginning Saturday, April 27th, at 1 pm. Boza & Roel Funeral Home (813)877-7676

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Boza & Roel Funeral Home
4730 North Armenia Avenue Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 877-7676

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 26, 2013