RICHARD BEN L`ITALIEN 1/25/1973 - 4/09/2014 Remembered in love by family & friends, our Richard entered eternal life on April 9, 2014. He was a husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin & friend. Born and briefly raised in Escondido, CA., for 4-5 years, he moved to Barstow where he spent the majority of his life, making a home in Apple Valley in 2010. He attended Barstow High School, and was employed by KFC for several years, working his way to manager. He later worked as a maintenance mechanic for 6 years, at the WalMart Distribution Center in Apple Valley, and recently worked as a contractor for Fort Irwin's National Training Center. Richard will be treasured for his wonderful sense of humor and his joy of wanting to help others when his support was needed. He enjoyed special times with family & friends including, holiday gatherings, doing a barbecue, playing darts, target-practicing, fishing, remodeling low-rider bikes and watching the Raiders & Dodgers on TV. He loved seafood, dining at Steer & Stein and most recently, gathering with the family for good eats at the Barstow Chili Cook-Off. Richard is survived by his loving wife Jessica of Apple Valley, parents Bobby & Maria Garcia of Barstow, 4 brothers Anthony L`Italien of Barstow, Maurice Garcia of Rogersville, MO., Bobby Jr. Garcia (Sarah) of Barstow, Donald L`Italien (Melissa Kaye) of Winnie, TX., 3 sisters Debbie L`Italien & Elizabeth Negrette both of Barstow, Donna L`Italien Stegall (Joseph) of Winnie, TX., brother/sister in-laws Ruben & Patricia Zamora, along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephew, nieces and many friends. Richard was preceded in death by his father Donald L`Italien, a brother Johnny L`Italien, a sister Esperanza Garcia and his grandparents. Richard's Life will be celebrated at 12 noon on Tuesday April 22, 2014, at Calvary Chapel, 412 Avenue A, in Barstow. Arrangements entrusted to Horizon Memorial Services of Barstow.
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Published in the Daily Press on Apr. 19, 2014