GONCALVES, RICHARD P. Feb. 14, 1962 to Dec. 22, 2011 Richard Goncalves, 49, loving husband, father, son, brother, and dear friend, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, after a very valiant fight with cancer. Richard grew up in Point Loma and attended St. Charles Borromeo and graduated from St. Augustine High School, Class of 1980. Richard was an avid sports fan, loved cooking, and making wine. He enjoyed sharing his culinary expertise with all, which included making homemade Italian sausage and barbequing whenever he had a chance. He was actively involved in the Portuguese community and was very proud of his heritage. Richard loved life and enjoyed his job, working for Pepsi for 20 years. In every aspect of life, he touched so many people and once you met him, you never forgot him. He lived life to the fullest. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Stephanie. His son Trevor, and daughter Hayley, parents Rui and Merita Goncalves, brothers Rui and Raymond (Annette), sisters Rebecca (Scott) and Regina (Mike), as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many beloved friends. Rosary will be on Thursday, Dec. 29th, at 6:00 p.m. at Beardsley-Mitchell Mortuary, Sunset Cliffs. Funeral will be on Friday, Dec. 30th at 10:30 a.m. at Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church on Governor Drive. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Goncalves' Children Family Trust, 1220 Rosecrans St., P.O. Box 514, San Diego, CA 92106.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Dec. 29, 2011.