You are missed!!!!
Richard (Ritch) Espino, DC
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 11, 1951
  • Date of passing: Jan 28, 2010
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard (Ritch) Espino, DC, 58, born on April 11, 1951 and passed away on January 28, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jamie Davis on 6th May 2016

"It would be perfect if we could talk today."

This tribute was added by Karen Kovalik on 13th April 2016

"Wishing for peace and joyful memories for beloved friends and family and for you, dear Ritch, as my memories fill me with joy and laughter. I was lucky to work with you, share some jokes, and grab a few "Fourbucks." Your light shines on."

This tribute was added by Marisela Cruz on 11th April 2016

"It's been 6 years and I still can't believe you are gone!  It is very hard for me still.  But, at least I have Hope that I will see you one day.  
I love you and miss you,
Your Sis"

This tribute was added by Kerry Haddock on 31st January 2016

"Tedd and I miss you so very much. There are no words, just tears?❤️"

This tribute was added by ida hernandez on 30th January 2016

"Your always in my heart and mind, miss you cuz."

This tribute was added by John Dragoun on 29th December 2015

"I just learned about Richard's passing.  He was a special friend, and we had some great times together in the late 60's.  Wish we hadn't lost touch for so many years, but oh the memories..."

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 11th April 2015

"Wish you were here to celebrate your 64th birthday. Miss you all the time"

This tribute was added by Tom & Janice Getten on 30th January 2015

"Miss you, forever!!
I see your picture on my desk every day.

(Thank you Norma for the magnet)"

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 28th January 2015

"Thinking of you often, wishing I could talk to you again. Missing you always"

This tribute was added by Norma Cruz on 28th January 2015

"Tio,
Missing you...always."

This tribute was added by Nomi S. on 3rd October 2014

"Fall Term 2014......every year when school begins I think of you and all the funny times we shared at CCC.  I think of and miss you all the time......."

This tribute was added by Tedd Haddock on 12th April 2014

"Hey Bro, I still pick up the phone to call...miss ya..."

This tribute was added by Norma Cruz on 12th April 2014

"Happy Birthday, Tio.  Wish you were here to help navigate this thing called life."

This tribute was added by Naomi Sether on 11th April 2014

"Birthdays are never quite the same without you here to celebrate! Always thinking of you and missing you."

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 11th April 2014

"Happy birthday my friend. Wish I could call and tell you that and remind you how much you're missed"

This tribute was added by Norma Cruz on 29th January 2014

"Miss yous...a lot...still...forever."

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 28th January 2014

"Thinking of you especially today...missing you"

This tribute was added by Kerry Haddock on 28th January 2014

"Forever in our hearts and missing you every day....Kerry and Tedd"

This tribute was added by Naomi Sether on 28th January 2014

"4 years have gone by and I still think about you every day.  You are a friend like no other....and I feel honored that you were a part of my life.  Miss you with all my heart.....forever...

"Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
― Mitch Albom"

This tribute was added by B C on 28th January 2014

"I was accepted into nursing school this year and just finished my first term. I have you to thank for that. Your time that you put into helping me understand the information in A&P helped me to get where I am. I wish you were here so I could tell you all about it. THANK YOU!"

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 11th April 2013

"April 11th...Happy birthday Richard. I wish I could call you, hear your voice, your laugh when I would remind you that you were always a month older than me. How I wish you were still here with us so we could remind you daily how much you are loved, how much you are needed. Rest sweet friend in the arms of Jesus"

This tribute was added by Norma Cruz on 11th April 2013

"My Tio...You are still missed so very much. I think of you often and wish you were here for a long chat and some laughs.  Most of all some of that wonderful encouragement you always gave.  Happy Birthday!"

This tribute was added by Tom & Janice Getten on 11th April 2012

"Ritchie, your music is on our MP3 (thank you, Norma) and it brings a smile every time we hear you sing. Yesterday we went to a friend’s funeral. He too spent his life giving so much to others saving nothing for himself. Listening to the stories of his caring and lifting others up when they felt they had nothing, reminded us of how much we lost without you here.  Peace be with you!"

This tribute was added by Jurgen Perner on 11th April 2012

"Ritch, I think of you often and I really miss your advice.  We had great conversations and I was able to share my victories with you.  You won't be there when I graduate nursing school this September and it will sadden me! I think of you daily and use your teachings more than I realized. I love you my brother and miss you deeply-Clackamas has never been the same for me since you left! Hans"

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 11th April 2012

"I wish I could pick up the phone and call you so I could tell you Happy 61st Birthday. It's still so hard to grasp the thought that you are gone from us--you are still and will always be greatly missed and loved"

This tribute was added by Soila Cabrera on 11th April 2012

"Happy Birthday Tio! Sure could use some words of wisdom right now. Love you always!"

This tribute was added by Adriane Gomez on 11th April 2012

"Tio,
It's often that the words, "this reminds me of my Tio!" come out of my mouth.  It's at those moments I realize that our loss is so great, and never really gets easier!  Miss you Tio, especially today, your birthday! I love you and wish you were still here with us!  HUGS"

This tribute was added by Norma Cruz on 11th April 2012

"Tio - I thought, with time, that the loss of you would not be so hard. Wrong. Just as with Gramps and Granny, your wisdom, love and sense of humor are terribly missed. Happy Birthday! Wish you were here to celebrate it. Love u!"

This tribute was added by Terry Rouse on 29th January 2012

"There is not a day that goes by when I don't think of my friend Ritch at least one time. You touched my life in so many ways. I still talk to you I just don't get that advise and wisdom that you would impart as we drank our coffee and ate our doughnuts. Those were the days my friend. Life was simple, no money, little stress, and we had fun always. I want those times back my friend Love You"

This tribute was added by Kerry Haddock on 28th January 2012

"With deep devotion and heartfelt sorrow...to all of you ...sharing the loss of such an incredible friend......we remember Ritch...with you.
Always and forever in our hearts...Kerry and Tedd."

This tribute was added by Norma Cruz on 28th January 2012

"Tio, I miss you.  So many things to share and get some of your advise on, or make me laugh.  Give Gramps & Granny a big bear hug for me up there.  Love yous...."

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 28th January 2012

"Thinking of and missing you terribly especially today. Such a void in our lives without you. I think of you whenever I hear the song "I Can Only Imagine" knowing that you are now in our Heavenly Father's arms."

This tribute was added by Karen Kovalik on 28th January 2012

"Daily, we think and speak of you with great humor and love here at CCC Science. My best to your friends and family on this day of remembrance."

This tribute was added by Jurgen Perner on 3rd January 2012

"Ritch, I am missing you again!  Its getting close to THE anniversary that broke my heart a short while ago. I continue to miss our talks and hugs, I want to share my journey with you. You helped me so much and I miss you! I am sad for me, your sons and all your close friends as well as all the people who were not touched by you!! I love you and I am really missing you-HANS"

This tribute was added by Naomi Sether on 26th September 2011

"It's the first day of fall term, and very lonely and just not the same here at CCC without you to make me laugh....miss you with all my heart......"

This tribute was added by Terry Rouse on 14th June 2011

"I think about you daily my friend. We went threw alot together in a short time. I know you are at peace now. Miss you Rico"

This tribute was added by Emily Vlaew on 13th June 2011

"I graduated from the nursing program at Clackamas on Fri night and couldn't help but think of you. I know I am far from the only one that credits your AMAZING ability as a teacher and mentor to their success. I was really looking forward to coming to"

This tribute was added by Norma Cruz on 12th April 2011

"Tio- Been blessed to be able to travel.  I arrived in Venice, Italy, on your birthday and wished I would be able to share the stories of our travels with you, just like you use to share your traveling stories with me.  I miss you terribly and always"

This tribute was added by jess espino on 11th April 2011

"Your sons and I would of loved to share your 60th with you.  We are still struggling almost daily and I'm praying that I'm raising these boys as well as you would have. Hope you are at peace!"

This tribute was added by Jamie Davis on 11th April 2011

"Ritch it's nice to dream that you are some place peaceful, with some family, some old friends, having a few laughs, and that there's a band playing some latin music.
Miss you Bro."

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 11th April 2011

"Thinking of you today--wishing I could call and tell you Happy Birthday my friend. I miss you"

This tribute was added by Kerry Haddock on 11th April 2011

"Thinking of you today and everyday.
Miss you with all our hearts.
Love to you forever....
kerry and tedd"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Drews Sprague on 11th April 2011

"Richard, I can't wait to get to Heaven and Sing happy birthday in person to you and then do some singing together.  You and your music are much missed down here on earth, but I know you are singing gloriously with all the angels, with Our Lord Jesus"

This tribute was added by Hans Detter on 11th February 2011

"Ritch, i cannot believe it has been a year since you left us.  I am in nursing school now and on my way to the goal you helped me reach!  Your teachings and mentoring has influenced me forever and I will never forget you. Your are my buddy, teacher, mentor, and father-there will forever be hole in my chest,left by your sudden passing. I love you my friend-HANS"

This tribute was added by Tom & Janice Getten on 30th January 2011

"We miss you madly!  While it seems like you've been gone for so long, it also seems like just yesterday we were getting big hugs from you and discussing life's ups and downs.  Watch for us, for we'll see you again someday!  Love Tommy and Janice"

This tribute was added by Kerry Haddock on 25th January 2011

"Lighting a candle....for our forever friend...oh how we miss you...love Kerry and Tedd Haddock"

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 22nd August 2010

"Richard ~ Thinking about you again today...missing you so much, but know you are safe in the arms of our Lord. Forty years is a long time to love someone"

This tribute was added by Ingrid McCoy on 22nd June 2010

"I only have six more months of nursing school. I can't tell you how many times, recently, your words have run through my head from A&P lectures. Thank you for your amazing instruction! Thinking of you"

This tribute was added by Kerry Haddock on 13th June 2010

"Thinking of you Rich...miss you so very very much.
love Kerry"

This tribute was added by Megan Leader on 23rd May 2010

"I'm in nursing school right now and I can't tell you how many times I've looked at my A&P notes from Ritch to get me thru. I can still hear him say "when glucose is gone..GLUCAGON". Thx Ritch! luv u"

This tribute was added by D. Sether on 5th May 2010

"Ritch, I miss you so much! I hope where you are is a good place. I miss your bear hugs. I hope we will cross paths again in the future. Love you.

Demi"

This tribute was added by Yessica Villegas on 11th April 2010

"Happy Birthday wherever you are."

This tribute was added by jess espino on 11th April 2010

"Happy Birthday Rico!  Me and the boys will be celebrating your life all day today. Rest in Peace, we miss you so much!"

This tribute was added by Chi B on 27th February 2010

"To my dear instructor for rest in God's love"

This tribute was added by Judi Olson on 19th February 2010

"You are missed more than you could have possibly known--Love and miss you
Judi Allman Olson"

This tribute was added by Mark Jyringi on 14th February 2010

"Richie,
It was you and Terry who I had to get around in order to get in good with Cathy E. You were something like her guardians. And perhaps now you are a guardian to many others. RIP"

This tribute was added by Megan Leader on 14th February 2010

"Ritch, you were an amazing instructor. I'll always remember your sense of humor and how you used to pick on me during class.:-) You had a great smile and I will miss it.God bless you and your family"

This tribute was added by Adrian Tartler on 14th February 2010

"Your are in our hearts and memories always. I will remember your smile and ease in how you went through chiropractic school and a loving and balancing force to so many."

This tribute was added by veronica jansen on 14th February 2010

"Ritch- 1 in a million...I will miss the bops on the head, smiling at your shoe-less feet in class & the completely inspiring way you made me want to dig deeper & learn thoroughly. May you be at peace."

This tribute was added by Karen Kovalik on 13th February 2010

"Ritch,

You learned it, and you taught it to many.  Not just A & P, but how to laugh and sing. The joy and love you had for your students, friends, and family will be remembered."

This tribute was added by Wendy Schauer on 13th February 2010

"I will always remember our talks,the fun nights at El Indio and his huge smile.  Ritch, I hope you are at peace.  You are missed."

This tribute was added by Wendy Schauer on 13th February 2010

"My first year of chiropracic college was hell.  I was a nervous wreck and studied all the time.  4th quarter Ritch and I became friends and he taught me balance between studying and fun.  I will always remember our talks,the fun nights at El Indio and his"

This tribute was added by Kerry Haddock on 13th February 2010

"The candle I light today will remain forever  in my heart...as will you Ritch. Your loving understanding gift of teddy bear friendship..forever..in my heart.
Love Kerry Haddock"

This tribute was added by Ken Niezgoda on 12th February 2010

"Whether it was 5 minutes or an hour, you always took time to talk with me. Your caring and compassion for your students --that's a lesson from you I will carry into nursing. I'll miss your friendship."

This tribute was added by Linda Warriner on 12th February 2010

"I have so many fond memories of Richard.  My heart and my prayers are for his family.  I know they will miss him very much."

This tribute was added by Dave Arter on 11th February 2010

"Ritch, I started by knowing you as one of my favorite students and you leave us as one of the most respected instructors the college ever knew.  I will think of you often."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Bown on 11th February 2010

"Hey "Big Guy"
I miss you; we all miss you. Your kind smile, funny laugh, the swish of your sweat pants, the flop of your sandals, and especially the roar of your motorcycle in the morning!"

This tribute was added by jess espino on 11th February 2010

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3_85GXsKqk"

This tribute was added by jess espino on 11th February 2010

"I am so thankful for the last 18 yrs, I will forever love and miss you. Thank you for all the gifts of love and life you gave me.I am so heartbroken,may God's arms be wrapped tightly around you 4ever"

This tribute was added by sharon Gordon on 10th February 2010

"Ritch we spent 20 years teaching together, I will miss you for the next 100. I will miss your daily smiles and constant support. May your spirit fly high and continue to smile upon us."

This tribute was added by philip hankins on 10th February 2010

"Ritch, it is hard to say goodbye.  You were a friend when I needed a friend and over the years
I've come to love you like a brother.  Until I see you again in heaven, be at peace."

This tribute was added by Eden Francis on 9th February 2010

"Ritch,
You will always be my "Buddy" ... I'm so thankful to have known you.  I miss you."

This tribute was added by Shawna Wolfer on 9th February 2010

"Jessica, Rich Jr, Joey, Nico, and Sharon G, so sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man!  He had enriched my life, and made learning so much fun!  He will always be remembered!"

This tribute was added by Albert Hernandez on 8th February 2010

"Kiki
Not to many people remember that you were a wonderful boxer, but I remember growing up in the varrio dear friend. You will always be miss & loved your neighbor Veto"

This tribute was added by stacy carmen on 8th February 2010

"Ritch was an amazing teacher. I have thought of him often throughout the years and am thankful for his wisdom and encouragement. He was an inspiration."

This tribute was added by Denise Galvez on 8th February 2010

"I was a student encouraged and inspired by Ritch. His humor drew people, & was an excellent educator. He simplified difficult subject in a way only the best teachers can. Truly gifted. Such a loss."

This tribute was added by gail ott on 7th February 2010

"You were my Biking Bro:When I am racing down the road with the wind in my hair I will look to my side and you will be there riding along with me.  I will smile. Adios Amigo Gail"

This tribute was added by John and Deb Deegan on 7th February 2010

"I remember Ritch's generous smile, sincere interest in people, and beautiful voice.  I tried to find pictures of him with some of his award winning pumpkin carvings; he was so detailed and creative!"

This tribute was added by Donna Wright on 7th February 2010

"Although it's difficult today for Dawn, Ritchie, Joey and Nico, I hope they can see beyond the sorrow and look back to the memories that will help them find comfort tomorrow"

This tribute was added by Donna Wright on 7th February 2010

"Ritch…you will be truly missed. Your bear hugs, your sweet singing voice and the true love you showed your sons. I feel lucky to have known you."

This tribute was added by charles abraham on 6th February 2010

"What ever being an anatomy instructor is Rich was. I meant him in the fall of 2006 and he became a great friend. He was a great instructor and friend and will be missed. Chief Charles Abraham USCG."

This tribute was added by Yessica Villegas on 6th February 2010

"Mr. Espino. You were one of the most amazing people I know. You always put a smile on my face, and after that you would make me laugh. You changed the way I saw life. I will truely miss you."

This tribute was added by jamie henderson on 6th February 2010

"You were an amazing teacher Ritch,constantly providing encouragement and using humor to walk with us down the A&P journey.Your life was a blessing and something to be celebrated. I will never forget U"

This tribute was added by Terry Rouse on 6th February 2010

"Ritchy,

We went through a lot together during chiro college. It drew us so close together as friends and brothers. You helped us all get through life's situations. I will miss you my friend!!!"

This tribute was added by Jan Walker on 6th February 2010

"Ritch you impacted many lives in ways few people are able to do. You will be missed.
Jan Walker-Espino"

This tribute was added by Corrine ONeil on 6th February 2010

"Ritch was the best instructor and had a way to make A&P easy and fun. He touched so many of us and encouraged each of us every step of the way. I will always remember him. God bless!"

This tribute was added by Kelly Steigleder on 6th February 2010

"Ritch,
I feel so fortunate to have had you as a friend. You were an incredible person and I will miss you more than I can say. You had such an impact on so many peoples lives. May you be at peace."

This tribute was added by Susan Winkelman on 5th February 2010

"Ritch was the most incredible instructor and friend.  I was continually amazed at how he could touch the lives of so many different personality and learning styles of his students.  He is missed!!"

This tribute was added by Vicki Jensen on 5th February 2010

"Ritch was an awesome instructor, many student's just loved him so much.  He was a great inspiration to many of us.  He will be greatly missed.  It was an an honor to know him.  God bless Ritch!
Vicki"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Treadwell on 5th February 2010

"Rich was my Anatomy & Physiology teacher and he will always be remembered as one of my favorite teachers. He was smart, charming and funny and always had a smile on his face. He is missed."

This tribute was added by Emily Vlaew on 5th February 2010

"I have so many fond memories of the exceptional instructor Ritch was. He had many amazing gifts & qualities & was an inspiration to me & so many. May God bless his family in this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Steven Gomez on 5th February 2010

"Tio-
It's such a blessing knowing that you've made an impact on so many lives, including my own.  Thank you, Tio.  I love you."

This tribute was added by ida hernandez on 4th February 2010

"ida hernandez 02/04/10   Dickie I miss you I think about our times growing up .....You will always be in my heart I love you cousin, your now with my parents...."

This tribute was added by Soila Cabrera on 4th February 2010

"Our hearts & prayers go out to the family & all of Tio Dickie's loved ones. May he rest in peace and look down from the heavens on all of us forever.
~Soila/Eddie Cabrera & Family"

This tribute was added by Ingrid McCoy on 3rd February 2010

"I'm so thankful to have had Rich as a professor. He was thoughtful, funny, inspiring, and caring. He spoke of his wife and kids often, with love and respect. May God comfort those hurt by his loss."

This tribute was added by K Penny on 3rd February 2010

"Today I light a candle for Ritch who I remember as being very funny and full of life!  I remember singing at a church in Victoria (Sidney) with Bob Warriner on the piano and Ritch was guest speaker."

This tribute was added by R Ibarra on 3rd February 2010

"His voice, his humor, his bear hugs... there wasn't anything I didn't adore about you, Tio. I can't wait to I see you again, "and forever [we] shall be with [our] Lord!""

This tribute was added by Joey and Nico Espino on 3rd February 2010

"Daddy- We will miss you every single day!  There will never be anyone like you.  You taught us so much and there was so much more we wish you could of taught us. WE LOVE YOU!! Joey & Nico"

This tribute was added by Marisela Cruz on 2nd February 2010

"M. Cruz
lit a candle on 2/2/10

Dickie,
I miss you so MUCH! I have a big void in my heart. I know you resting in God's arms.  I love you.
Your Sis"

This tribute was added by Bob Warriner on 2nd February 2010

"Ritch spent most of his life pouring himself into others; mentoring, teaching, and counselling. He loved his family above all, and I know how much they will miss him. We will see him again in heaven."

This tribute was added by Adriane Gomez on 2nd February 2010

"There are no words great enough to describe my Uncle!!! He was truly genuine....We all love you Tio and you will be missed more than you'll ever know!!!"

This tribute was added by Norma Cruz on 2nd February 2010

"Tio-
Words cannot express how much you will be missed.  You were an inspiration to us all. I love you.
Norma"


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