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Rick D. Remillard

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Rick D. REMILLARD 2/19/1959 ~ 2/12/2012 Rick was born at the Presido of San Francisco, CA and attended Renton Schools. He was in the band, choir, a swimmer and an Eagle Scout. Rick received his Commercial Photography degree from Seattle Central CC and worked for several local camera companies while developing his commercial business. Rick later worked several years for Associated Grocers, Inc. before moving into the wine end of the retail business where he was a wine steward at Shoreline & Mill Creek Central Markets. Rick loved the challenges & opportuni ties of the job. He was well know and respected in the wine indus try where he became a member of an exclusive group. Rick became a Certified Sommelier in 2007. While working he earned his BA degree in Business Adminis tration (Information Services) from the University of Washing ton in 2001. Later that year he traveled to Europe, backpacking his way across England, Germa ny, Italy, Spain, France & Swit zerland. Rick also made a wine trip to Australia and visited Ha waii. He returned to Europe in 2010 combining his love of bicy cling with a trip to Hungary and Croatia. He always combined his love of travel with the opportunity to take pictures and research the wine available. Rick had an on line Web site, Winesense.com of fering his expertise to customers who wished to learn more about wine. He loved to swim, hike, in line skate, golf, bicycle, ski and visit wineries. Rick developed cancer in the fall of 2009 and continued working throughout his treatments. He researched many test programs throughout the U.S. hoping for a cure. His is sur vived by his parents, a brother Cary (Monica), Shawnee KS, sister Jan (Bill) Gardner, Meridi an ID, aunt Lila (John) Fleming, Buckley WA and several nephews and a niece. A memorial will be on April 22nd at 2:30pm at the Renton Eagles, 220 Wells Ave. So, Renton. Any memorial donations can be made to the Renton Eagles Auxiliary 1722 Cancer Fund.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 1, 2012
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