Richard Suarez Jr.
1951 - 2020
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October 18, 1951 - December 16, 2020 Richard was born in San Pedro on October 18, 1951 to his parents Richard and Raquel Suarez. He grew up in Wilmington and went to Holy Family Elementary School. He attended Fermin Lasuen Catholic High School in San Pedro where he played Football, ran Track and played Baseball. His senior year of High School he met the love of his life, Julie (Hooker). After high school he attended Cal State University Long Beach where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, and subsequently earned his CPA license in 1978. Richard and Julie married on October 23, 1971 in San Pedro where they raised their three sons; David, Jeffrey and Brian. In 1974, Richard started his professional career at Pettie, Stiritz & Ward in Torrance. From there he went to Brigante & Johnson Accountancy Corporation. In 1985, Richard became a partner at Brigante, Suarez & Raimondo and later BDO Seidman. In 1991, he started his own firm, Suarez Accountancy Corporation, where his sons Jeffrey and Brian would join him. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and The California Society of Certified Public Accountants. His passion was his family. He loved to have backyard family BBQs where he made sure everyone was included. He also loved to coach and travel to soccer, hockey and baseball games that his children participated in. He felt his life was truly complete with the arrival of his grandchildren. Once again he traveled to football, jiu jitsu, soccer, and dance classes, and made it his priority to never miss their games, practices and school events. Richard was a season ticket holder for UCLA football and a 30 year Season ticket holder for the Los Angeles Kings, where he was lucky enough to watch them win two Stanley Cups. Richard loved to go wine tasting in Napa and Paso Robles. He wanted to try the menu at every new restaurant. He learned to relax by golfing with his family and friends and was a member of the San Pedro Golf Club. He is survived by his loving wife, Julie; sons: David (Megan), Jeffrey (Vanessa) and Brian (Rejane); grandchildren: Zachary, Christopher, Milo, Ella and Nora. He is also survived by his mother, Raquel; brother, Larry; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard; brother, Michael; and sisters Joanne, Suzie and Patricia. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, December 31st at 10:00 am at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. (310) 831-0311


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Dec. 29, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
DEC
30
Visitation
04:30 - 08:30 PM
DEC
31
Graveside service
10:00 AM
Green Hills Memorial Park
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January 3, 2021
Dear Julie and family. So sorry for your huge loss. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Prayers and hugs to each of you.
Marilyn and Chuck Jordan
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January 1, 2021
Julie, Richard’s service displayed the love your family experiences for each other and friends. Father Clark’s message of love your neighbor as your self certainly resonates throughout your whole family. The eulogies presented by your sons displayed the strength Richard provided for his family, friends and community. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, you will feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. God bless you and your beautiful family!
Sharon Sulentor
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December 31, 2020
Julie and Family,
So sorry for your loss. The service was beautiful and a real tribute to Richard and your family. He will be missed! Sending love and prayers.
Steve and Ronna Uruburu
December 30, 2020
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Mihaela Airinei
December 30, 2020
Richard was a wonderful person, a solid citizen, and a beloved family man.
I do not beieve I ever saw him without a smile on his face. Like Mother Theresa said, "peace begins with a smile." May Richard's family find comfort in the way he lived, and the memories to be cherished.

John Barbieri
December 30, 2020
So sorry for your loss,Rip , love from the Mauricio’s
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December 29, 2020
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December 29, 2020
Richie was a great guy and a credit to the CPA profession. He helped me a lot when I was starting out in practice. Though we haven't been in touch over the last few years, I am very saddened to hear of his passing.
Tim Good CPA
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December 29, 2020
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