Richard Geraghty

Richard GERAGHTY Our beloved Rich died peacefully at home on March 7, 2011. His last days were filled with his favorite weekend activities including a day road trip with his wife and daughter and a walk on the beach with his best friend, "Lola the pug." Rich was born to Dick & Barbara Geraghty in Renton, Washington on September 30, 1954. He was the youngest of five children. Raised in Normandy Park, he graduated from Highline High School in 1973. Rich drove trucks professionally throughout his life, starting his career in the family business at the Shamrock Dairy and completing it at Stoneway Concrete for 21 years of dedicated service. He was a proud Teamster of Local 174. Rich's favorite memories were boating and fishing in the Puget Sound in his Boston Whaler, having a beer at the Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor, watching his daughter play soccer, and enjoying movies with his wife in his favorite chair. Rich will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and charming character which was loved by all that knew him. Rich is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 34 years, Mickey, their only daughter, Carrie Ann and her partner Chelsey Quinn, mother Barbara Geraghty, brother Pat & Sue Geraghty, sister Penny & Myron Williams, nephew Glen Boyer, mother-in-law Sharon Emmons, in-laws Scott and Vicki Hennesy, Pat and Cheryl Emmons,Tom and Nancy Emmons, and of course the love of his life, Lola. Rich was preceded in death by brother Michael Geraghty and sister Gail Boyer. A celebration of Rich's life will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 19834 8th Avenue S., Des Moines, WA 98148 on March 19th, 2011 at 11:00AM. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.yahnandson.com.

Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 14, 2011