Richard "Dick" De ARRUDA


De ARRUDA, Richard "Dick" age 84, of Brandon, entered into rest June 29, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and spent 3 years on the USS Newport News CA148 and was proud to be a Plankowner. What meant most to Dick was his loving family, the Chicago Cubs and his country. He was preceded in death by his sons, Rick and Ron; and his beloved dog, Molly. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Lorretta; sons, Jess, Mike (LeAnn), Dave (Sherry); daughter Linda (Andy) Sobie-ski; brother, Bob; grandchildren, Dan Sobieski, Gina De Arruda, Mindy De Arruda, Sha-nnon Stallworth; and many great-grandchildren. The family will hold a private inturn-ment at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project. Dick will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but will live on in their hearts and memories. Fair Winds and Following Seas. Sleep Well, Sailor. Condolences may be offered at:
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 6, 2014