Richard Imprescia

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Imprescia, Richard John


Richard John Imprescia passed away on May 11, 2017 at his home in Pflugerville, TX with his loving wife, Marsha at his side. With sadness we face the loss of a wonderful and loving father, grandfather, husband and mentor - but with joy we embrace our remembrance of his life which inspired and enriched so many of us. Richard saw the good in all people, and his respect and love brought out the best in us. He chose to be an optimist, even when "facts" could deter ones' faith. He was a lover of nature, nature's God, and the wonders of life in his world.

Born in South San Francisco to Carmelo and Marie Imprescia, Richard was one of three children. He served in the US Navy then went to college, including the NM School of Mines in Socorro where he met and married Gailya Christensen, the mother of his children. He pursued a career in materials science and engineering which led him first to the copper mines of Arizona and then to Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LANL), where he was engaged in critical research and development during the height of the cold war. He found great satisfaction and achieved notable accomplishments, but he felt a deep yearning for ministry work.

For many years Richard had been involved with the Church of Religious Science and he became a minister with the organization in 1977. He served churches in Tulsa, Albuquerque, and most recently, Austin. He retired from ministry in 2015 after many fulfilling years in service to others. He is sorely missed by those who knew and loved him, but his wish is that we may always look to the good, embrace and embody it - and so it is.

A memorial will be held on June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, at Claremonbt, second street north of Menaul.

For additional information, contact Lawrence Imprescia (505) 690-6537.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 11, 2017