- 58 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 11, 1951
- Date of passing: Jan 28, 2010
"It would be perfect if we could talk today."
"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."
"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,
"Tedd and I miss you so very much. There are no words, just tears?❤️"
"Your always in my heart and mind, miss you cuz."
"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..."
"Wish you were here to celebrate your 64th birthday. Miss you all the time"
"Miss you, forever!!
I see your picture on my desk every day.
(Thank you Norma for the magnet)"
"Thinking of you often, wishing I could talk to you again. Missing you always"
"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......."
"Hey Bro, I still pick up the phone to call...miss ya..."
"Happy Birthday, Tio. Wish you were here to help navigate this thing called life."
"Birthdays are never quite the same without you here to celebrate! Always thinking of you and missing you."
"Happy birthday my friend. Wish I could call and tell you that and remind you how much you're missed"
"Miss yous...a lot...still...forever."
"Thinking of you especially today...missing you"
"Forever in our hearts and missing you every day....Kerry and Tedd"
"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"
"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!"
"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"
"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!"
"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!"
"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"
"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"
"Happy Birthday Tio! Sure could use some words of wisdom right now. Love you always!"
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"
"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!"
"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"
"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."
"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...."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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......"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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!"
"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."
"Thinking of you today--wishing I could call and tell you Happy Birthday my friend. I miss you"
"Thinking of you today and everyday.
Miss you with all our hearts.
Love to you forever....
kerry and tedd"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"Lighting a candle....for our forever friend...oh how we miss you...love Kerry and Tedd Haddock"
"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"
"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"
"Thinking of you Rich...miss you so very very much.
"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"
"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.
"Happy Birthday wherever you are."
"Happy Birthday Rico! Me and the boys will be celebrating your life all day today. Rest in Peace, we miss you so much!"
"To my dear instructor for rest in God's love"
"You are missed more than you could have possibly known--Love and miss you
Judi Allman Olson"
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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
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."
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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"
"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."
"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."
You will always be my "Buddy" ... I'm so thankful to have known you. I miss you."
"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!"
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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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!"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
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!!!"
"Ritch you impacted many lives in ways few people are able to do. You will be missed.
"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!"
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."
"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!!"
"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!
"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."
"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."
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."
"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...."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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!""
"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"
lit a candle on 2/2/10
I miss you so MUCH! I have a big void in my heart. I know you resting in God's arms. I love you.
"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."
"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!!!"
Words cannot express how much you will be missed. You were an inspiration to us all. I love you.
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