RICHARD M. TANORI
1968 - 2021
BORN
1968
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Frye Chapel & Mortuary of Imperial Valley - Brawley
799 Brawley Ave
Brawley, CA

Richard Tanori, 52, of Brawley passed away of a heart attack on June 30, 2021 . Richard was born on November 5, 1968 to Ernest and Ernestine Tanori and was the baby of the family. Work ethic was instilled since childhood by helping his parents with the first family owned businesses, The Alamario Store & Wilsons Corner in Brawley. He attended elementary school at Magnolia and Sacred Heart Schools and received the Presidents Citizenship award during his 8th grade graduation from Sacred Heart. He played baseball and football during his childhood and high school years. During high school, Richard was known for driving his Tans Toy Chevy Blazer all over town. He graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1986 and from UTI shortly after. The day after graduating from UTI, he jumped in a diesel truck and headed north to Madera, CA to haul grapes to the local wineries, making the same trip for years to come. Richard was a natural born trucker and spent over 30 years driving trucks for the family owned business, E&E Trucking in Brawley, hauling local sugar beets with Lloyd Allen and various farmers, as well as other commodities over his career until he became disabled. He loved all sports but was an avid follower of his favorite teams, LA Dodgers, LA Lakers and the Miami Dolphins. Never having children, Richard dedicated his time to his nieces and nephews, sharing his love and knowledge of sports with each of them and dubbing each one with a unique nickname. Richard will always be remembered by his famous nicknames such as El Maximo, Big Tan and Tano and his favorite sayings, Cmon! and You call, we haul! Richard loved his friends and family dearly and always gave them his best effort. Youre only as strong as your faith, hed always say. Keep truckin in heaven, Richard! Upon his death, Richard was reunited in heaven with his father, Ernest F. Tanori and brother, Ernest Tanori, Jr. He is survived by his his mother, Ernestine Titi Tanori of Brawley; brother, Daniel G. Tanori (Maria) of Brawley and Santos Verdugo (Dolores) of Brawley; sisters, Angie Tanori of Brawley, Norma T. Castro (Ernesto) of Brawley and Susie Loera (Jesus) of Chula Vista, CA; 12 nephews and 9 nieces. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6 p.m. at Frye Chapel and Mortuary in Brawley. Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.
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Published by Imperial Valley Press Online on Jul. 21, 2021.
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Jul
22
Visitation
6:00p.m.
Frye Chapel & Mortuary
799 Brawley Ave, Brawley, CA
Jul
23
Funeral Mass
9:00a.m.
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799 Brawley Ave, Brawley, CA
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Our condolences, may the peace of the Lord comfort you all; Blessings!
JoAnn Tanori
Family
July 21, 2021
Mi Tio favorito. I miss you so so much, only you and God know my heart right now and how it's in a million pieces. I can't hardly believe you're gone; I'm still waiting for you to show up at my house with scratchers and candy in hand! You're only as strong as your faith and your faith in God was unmatched. Rest easy now, my best friend, my favorite Tio. I love you, always. 831.
Your favorite niece, Bianca
Family
July 21, 2021
Tío, i love u soo much! I´ll miss u! I´ll will miss walk´n To hear u say my name Eeeee-Vonne!Come-On! Tío,I AM SO SORRY! U didn´t deserve any of it!U have the biggest heart I have ever known! IM SORRY!Ur in better place now w/no pain & suffering!Now u can watch over us with Tata & Tio Ernie! R.I.P.
YVonne Ernestine Marquez
Family
July 21, 2021
Richard was a special friend to many. He possessed a very friendly personality, and was a man of many skills and talents. He will be dearly missed. RIP, Richard. Our condolences to the his family and his friends. May God's love see you through these difficult times.
Brawley friends
Friend
July 19, 2021
We love you tio. Keep watching over us. Missing you always!
Love your chimichanga
Family
July 19, 2021
RIP... You'll be driving your big truck to heaven. No one will ever replace you. Rest in Peace!!
Ric Piseno
Friend
July 18, 2021
To the entire Tanori family especially Titi, my heart filled condolences, Richard was and will still be a very special person, still remember that every time I would see him he always had a big smile and would always ask me how my family was doing. We will keep you all in our prayers
Frankie & Lucy Ornelas
July 18, 2021
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