ALMIRALL, Enrique "Rick" passed away Thursday Dec. 15, 2011 at the young age of 96. He was born on July 11th 1915 in Jamaica British West Indies to Adina and Blass Almirall. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters and by his wife of 56 years Jean Almirall and his son-in-law Donald Gillespie. He is survived by his wife Debra Almirall; his daughter and her husband Rita and William Bergman of Keystone, CO; his son and his wife, Tony and Paulette Almirall of Sanford, FL; his granddaughter and her husband, Michaela and Robert Keen of Sanford, FL; his grandson and his wife, Zachary and Leanne Almirall of Tampa; his great granddaughter, Mia Keen; and his stepdaughter and her husband, Courtney and Matt Jones of Clearwater. Rick was a member of the Belleaire Country Club and a long time member of the Clearwater Executive Golf Course League in Clearwater. He retired to Florida in 1980 following a 25 year career with State Farm Insurance in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Rick approached life with enthusiasm, appreciation and faith. His family and friends will hold his gentle, loving presence in their hearts always. A funeral Mass and Celebration of his life will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church Thursday Dec. 22, 2011 at 12 noon at 1955 S Belcher Rd. Clearwater. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Timber Creek Charity, 2400 Poplar Ave. Guthrie Center, IA 50115.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 20, 2011