Richard P. Gravino
FUNERAL HOME
Toale Brothers Funeral Home & Crematory - Bradenton Chapel
912 53rd Ave W.
Bradenton, FL
Gravino, Richard P.
Jan. 24, 1965 - Jun. 24, 2014
Richard P. Gravino left this life for a greater one on June 24th 2014.
He was born January 24th, 1965 and passed away on June 24th 2014. He was son of Richard R. and Margit Gravino, brother to sister Jill Gravino, father to daughter Erika Gravino. Nephew of Nicholas A. Gravino, Robert Dowhower, David Dowhower, Joseph Lanphier and Thomas Lanphier, Helmut and Petra Niedermayer, Kenneth (deceased) and Doris Dunlap.
Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert L and Margaret Dowhower and Walter and Anni Dallmann.
Richard was born in Lebanon Pennsylvania and moved with his parents to San Angelo, Texas, Miami, Florida, Seattle, Washington and Chicago, Illinois.
He also relocated many times during his professional pursuits finally ending up living in Riverview Florida where he loved the area.
In 1983, he graduated from Buffalo Grove high school located in Arlington Heights, Illinois and was awarded a degree in Computer Science from DeVry University in Chicago, Illinois in 1987.
Richard held many managerial and operational positions throughout his career within Information Technology.
His most recent position was as an Application Support Manager with J.P. Morgan Chase in Tampa, Florida.
Richard will be sorely missed by his parents, daughter, sister, all of his relatives, friends and all who knew him on Facebook, especially his intended fiancé Timi Gambina. It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to a wonderful son, father, brother and dear friend.
Rich, you will be loved and remain in our memories forever.
There will be a public viewing on Tuesday July 1st, 2014 at Toale Brothers Funeral Home between the hours of 6 - 8PM. Location address is 40 North Orange Avenue, Sarasota, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Rich's name to the Southeastern Guide Dogs Association by going to the website http://www.guidedogs.org/support-us/donate/ or by mail at 4210 77th Street, East Palmetto, FL 34221.


Published by Herald Tribune from Jun. 28 to Jun. 30, 2014.
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Little Rich.....that´s how we remember you. We so often remember your family with affection. Your San Jose neighbors. I still remember the day you moved into our neighborhood....the green Vega rolling out of the moving van.
Barbara cain
June 22, 2021
We took our boat out yesterday too Rich and I know you are in heaven looking over us. I know you know that. I will miss you very much my friend. Every time I go out on Innisfree you will always have a special place in our hearts!????
Susan and Chris Shannahan
July 20, 2014
We did not hear about this until recently. Judy and I send our condolences to you and your family for this tragic and untimely loss.
David Bianchi
July 16, 2014
I am very, very sadden by this news and the loss of such a wonderful person. Rich deeply loved his beautiful daughter, parents and sister. He was a very giving and passionate man. He loved animals and doing for others. I will cherish all the good times. I will miss him, his big smile and loud laughter forever.
Jessica DaSilva
July 7, 2014
Words can not express how sad we are when we heard the news about Rich.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Chris and Susan Shannahan
Susan and Chris Shannahan
July 5, 2014
Margit and Dick
I am so sad of the loss of your boy. I say boy because no matter how old our sons are they are always our boys. You raised a great son. He made you proud . Be strong in his honor. Celebrate life. Hugs to Jill and you both.
Barbara Cain
July 4, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Rich's family and loved ones. His loss is such a tragedy and he will be missed by all. Rich was so full of life and a great guy! We believe he is watching over all of us in a much better place. Peace be with you Rich!
Phil & Jennifer McGarry
July 2, 2014
My condolences to the family and close friends. He will be remembered by many in his 'IT' circles. Rest in peace.
Sam Fong
July 2, 2014
Gravino family, my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Rich was great colleague and a friend. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace my friend.
July 1, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family to a great friend you will be missed see you on the other side
Patrick,Cindy ,Ariel,Cody, Elmer Moore
July 1, 2014
Dick and Margit..
My deepest sympathies over your loss. May the love of family and friends sustain you in these difficult days.
Mike Hurney
July 1, 2014
Rich, you were a good co-worker and a great friend. It has been an honor to have known you and to call myself your friend. I will miss the times we spent together and our talks. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Alan Goldsmith
June 30, 2014
Richard, Margit, Jill, Erika and family
Our love and deepest sympathy are with you during this most difficult time. God bless you all.
Guy, Susan, Brian, Robby and Laura Gravino
June 30, 2014
Timberly "Timi" Gambina
June 30, 2014
Sweetheart -- Miss you so very much and LOVE you deeply with all my heart. Kisses all over your face baby... see you on the other side xo.
Timberly "Timi" Gambina
June 30, 2014
Rich's presence is greatly missed...and has not gone un-noticed around the office. I wish the family comfort and peace in your hearts in your time of need.
LaShonda Carson
June 30, 2014
Rich I will miss you dearly. You are a wonderful man, great father, son and brother. I was so bless to have had you in my life. God has another angle. Rest in peace.
Tammy Rodriguez
June 30, 2014
Rich had a wonderful smile, a great sense of humor and Gloria says the sweetest hugs! A loving and giving person, we miss him terribly. Our condolences to all who loved him.
Gloria and Vic Talamo
June 29, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peach Rich.
Karen Bronzell
June 29, 2014
John and I are so sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Take care.
John and Karalee Hammes
June 28, 2014
Our most heartfelt sympathy to you and the rest of your family..........
Valerie & John Duval
June 28, 2014
Rich, even though I didn't get a chance to meet you I wish Ihad the chance to say thank you for making my best friend of over 40years the happiest she has ever been. I know you will be a guardian angel to her and your family. My deepest sympathy to you and your family
donna villari
June 28, 2014
Dick and Margit,
Our deepest sympathies. we're sorry we can't be there in person to offer our support.
Our prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Tim and Susan Clarke
Tim Clarke
June 28, 2014
Is is with great sadness that I heard the news of Rich's death. I so enjoyed spending time with him at SYC and will sorely miss his warm hugs and bigger-than-life smile. What a sweet man he was. We are all better off for having known him.

My heart goes out to Margit, Dick, Timi and the rest of his family.

Sincerely, Marlene Buckler, MD
June 28, 2014
Dick and Margit,
My most heartfelt and deepest sympathy in this difficult time.
Cal Marquis
June 28, 2014
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