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Richard Mike Carbajal Sr.

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Richard Mike Carbajal, Sr.

Scottsdale - Richard M. Carbajal Sr. of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on April 3, 2018 at the age of 83. Richard is survived by his wife, Romelia, his son Richard Jr., and daughters Judy, Karen, and Joan; grandchildren, Kimberly, Kristina, Aaron, Taylor, Catherine and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Braden, Paisley, and Caroline; brothers Reuben and Paul Carbajal. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Joseph Carbajal and his sister Rosie Khan. Richard was a strong believer in a good work ethic and family values. He was the owner of Baja Vans, a company that was known as a pioneer in modifying vehicles for the disabled. Richard was an avid race car driver for Group Production and Fara Prototype Production vehicles, including the "Piranha" which was featured in "The Man From UNCLE." He immensely enjoyed the challenges of racing off-road at the World Championship Desert Racing event known as "The Baja 1000." In his youth, Richard loved playing baseball and was offered the opportunity to play professionally. Services will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2018 at Hansen's Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley or the Parkinson's Foundation.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 8, 2018
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