This Memorial is In memory of our Angel in Heaven Richard "The Spatzman" Spatz, you are forever in our hearts and minds!
  • 41 years old
  • Born on June 7, 1967 in San Diego, California, United States.
  • Passed away on July 20, 2008 in San Diego, California, United States.

Embrace  the things we've shared; Revisit places we have been, Keep me alive within your heart and I will never die again.

 This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Richard Spatz, 41, born on June 7, 1967 and passed away on July 20, 2008. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Pegi Nelson on July 24, 2019
Your family and friends miss you so much. You’d be so proud of them. I know in my heart you are keeping a watchful eye over them.  Take care darlin’!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 20, 2019
Not sure why they say loss gets easier with time, for me it just gets worse, so many more things I wish you were here to share in, do and see! I love and miss you Brother and think of you often, especially recently we took a trip up to Bishop. Some of my best memories from childhood are when we would go up camp, fish and hike with mom and dad! I love you wee wee!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on June 7, 2019
Hi little Bother, lol! I just hope you are watching your Nephews from up there you must be beaming with pride they share a love for fishing, hunting, shooting and camping with you! You are missed everyday and thought of often! We love you and until we meet again know we hold you closely in our hearts and memories!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 20, 2018
Another year has come and gone without you here, I hope you are watching over me and my family! I NEED MY GUARDIAN ANGEL! Every year is just a few more years that fall thinking about what could have been, I love and miss you Richie! Till the day we are together again in the PRESENCE OF THE FATHER!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 20, 2017
Today makes 9 full years since you left me, my little brother and partner in crime! They say it gets easier as the time increases, but to me it just makes me sad for all the things we didn't get to do! I love you and miss you everyday, your memory will never fade with me! Give Dad some loving for me. Until we meet again my Brother! In Jesus name!
Posted by Kristin Lones on July 20, 2017
Like your sister said, it is hard to believe that you have been gone 9 years. I hope that you are surrounded by the love of our family that has also passed on. I am thinking a lot about you and your Dad during these past few days. I hope you are together and dodging Grandma's attention! :) Love and miss you, Ritchie!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on June 9, 2017
Lil Brother it's been way to many Birthday's since you have been gone! I miss you so much, it's breaks my heart that we didn't have more time together! Hope you dad and grandma are having fun up there! Please keep watching over my family and keeping us safe! Much love Pooh
Posted by Carlos Ybarra on June 7, 2016
There's stuff I say or do still as an adult that we did as a kid ! We had so.e good time Spatz ! Still miss the hell out of you! My son has a redhead friend that looks like you and yes my son and I call him Richard Jay John Spatz !
Posted by Sheri Gordon on June 7, 2016
It's that time of year again little brother, Hope you are having the happiest of Birthdays in Heaven free from pain. I wish you were here with me to help with Dad. I miss you! Not having you here pains my heart and soul, I wish you could be with the boys, Skip and Inon some of our adventures and that you see Tarin joined our family this year! Thinking of you always
Posted by Sheri Gordon on August 2, 2015
I only hope I did you proud at your reunion Rich, everyone misses you! You were a great friend to many and such a great brother. A lot of your classmates are with you in Heaven we felt you all smiling down on us from Heaven! Last day of events and the party is at Joey and Memes house, you best friends forever! See you there and I love you!
Posted by Kristin Lones on July 21, 2015
Ritchie, I sometimes find it hard to believe that you aren't with us. You were such a huge presence in everyone's lives. We didn't see each other very much, which is a shame. It breaks my heart to see how much your family misses you, especially your sister. Pop in every now and again. Make sure she knows you are there! Oh, and give Grandma a hug for me! :)
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 20, 2015
They say that time heals Loss, so not true! I think I miss you more today then ever! I wish you were here to help me with Dad, I struggle everyday to deal with him with the forgiving heart you had. I miss having you here to talk through it and then laugh together! I wish you were here to see how amazing you Nephews are! I know you are with me in spirit and I want you to know I love you little brother
Posted by Pegi Nelson on June 8, 2015
Happy Birthday Rich. Your family misses you every day  Hope your celebrating this birthday with Jesus!

Posted by Holly Goulart on June 7, 2015
So Richard and I went all through school together. We were always friends and if I was having a bad day Richard knew how to make he smile. Even after we graduated, we would run into each other from time to time and always catch up and and promise to hang out.

I knew him as a cute kid, when he wasn't doing so well AND when he put his life back together. It's just not fair. I will say that his memorial was a true testimony as to the number of people who cared about and loved him. I'll always remember that day and all the love. As we are busy planning our 30th school reunion, Richards name comes up so much. Eventhough you left us way too soon, you truly are missed. Richard my friend, you will always be my favorite ginger. Please visit me in my dreams sometime.
Posted by Sheri Gordon on June 7, 2015
happy Birthday Rich, it's been much too long since I have heard you sweet voice and amazing laughter. It pains me so that you are not here with us enjoying the wonderful men you nephews have turned out to be! We all miss and love you, until we meet again!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 20, 2014
Oh my Lil brother there is so much I wish your were here for, we all miss you and wish you were here on the Lake with is this weekend!
I am grateful to have had the time with you here on earth that we did, but I look forward to seeing you again in Heaven with no more pain and the love of our Heavenly Father! You are missed terribly!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on June 8, 2014
Another birthday has come and gone, this never gets easier! I miss ya little bother with your heart and smile full of gold! Wish you were here watching my boys grow up into men and enjoying weekends with us! I love too bunch!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 20, 2013
Brother, it has been 5 years tomorrow since you left me, it really never gets easier! I wish I could just hear your voice again and that laugh of yours, or one of your stupid sayings or noises you used to make! You always had a way of making everyone laugh! Very Simply put.... I miss you! See you again in Heaven, but please stay close until then!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on June 7, 2013
Tomorrow is your Birthday, I so wish you were here to celebrate it with us. Your Nephews, Skip and I miss you terribly! Wish you were here to share our lives. I know you are watching over us and protecting us, as that was your nature, always caring about others. I love you little Brother, until we meet again in Heaven, know I love you too bunch!
Posted by Bryan Stokes on June 7, 2013
Miss you my friend. You are missed and loved by many. Happy Birthday.
Posted by Sheri Gordon on April 3, 2013
Thinking and missing you today! Love you so much and wish you were still here!
Posted by Randy Speake on July 22, 2012
Spatzman you and I were like Brothers doin all kinda crazy shit !! from gettin in trouble on the practice field to the crazy ass "Brew Crew" days !! You were and and always will be my friend my Brother !! I miss you dude you were called to soon we still had more great times to do more crazy ass memories . I still to this day use that saying " come her bop bop "  Randy
Posted by Carlos Ybarra on July 20, 2012
To richard j john spatz.. Think about you all the time with funny memories as we grew up together, Just wish you were still here to talk about them. Miss you alot spatz !
Posted by Shannon Shoemaker Cardoza on July 20, 2012
My "Ruda", There is NOT a day that goes by that I don't think about you! I love & miss you more than words can ever say! I am grateful that your sister & I Have remained very close... I love that girl,... My sister too. I hope you & Tim are catching up on all kinds of memories... Please give each other a big hug & kiss from Jace & I...... I love you.........XOXOXOXOXO
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 19, 2012
Sad to say tomorrow is 4 years since you left me here! We all miss you so much and wish you were still here with us. I hope you and Grandma are having a good time up there in Heaven and watching over all of us! There are so many times that I wish you were here to talk to. This never gets easier and I miss you more each day! Your Big Sister loves you and miss you bunches!~
Posted by Sheri Gordon on June 9, 2012
Hey Lil brother, another year has past since you left us! I miss you so much and wish you were here! The boys miss you and wish they had their uncle "Rudda." I hope you know how much I love you! Until we meet again up in Heaven!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on March 13, 2012
Lil Brother, I miss you so much and how I wish you were still here with us! I know you are with God and watching over all of us. I see your smile often in my mind! You have been to two country concerts with me now...I wear your white Stetson Cowboy hat whenever we go so I know you are with me. Love you! So many people miss you!
Posted by Theresa Yeargan on July 31, 2011
I just dont know what to say, it was such a shock to find out you had left us. As kids I loved you but I didn't understand why you were so angry all the time, as an adult now I know. I hope you have found some happiness. I love you Richie.
Posted by Kristin Lones on July 30, 2011
My last conversation with my cousin was on the phone while he was visiting our Grandma. He said he had lost weight and was "the best looking" he'd been in his life. I told him he'd always been good looking. My big, red bear of a cousin. :) Love you, Ritchie!
Posted by Kelly Gore-Logsdon on July 7, 2011
I remember Richard was my brother Mike Gore's friend in high school. He always treated me with respect, and always made me laugh. I'm am so happy you accepted our Lord and Savior, Richard, before you went home.
Posted by Jarod Stammen on June 28, 2011
Where to begin? We did very good and bad things together as kids and adults! The thing I loved most about Rich was his sense of humor and he was a friend that would go back to back with me in any situation if I needed him! That's a true friend!
Posted by Shannon Shoemaker Cardoza on June 27, 2011
Rich was more than a friend, he was a brother. We had so many memories...From the time we were 12 to the very last. He played such a big part in our lives.there isn't a day that goes by that I don't tell him how much he is missed. I LOVE U MY BROTHER
Posted by Sheri Gordon on June 26, 2011
I will never forget in high school Rich and I used to play wiffle ball with this guy across the street.We were playing one day and he got mad at Rich and started after him..I jumped on his back and while he was trying to get me off his back Rich star
Posted by Carolyn Duke on June 26, 2011
Ok, I remember when we were in High School... and I was feeling not so attractive. At Richard told me I was a fox!! I know this won't mean a lot to everyone one. But, never forgot it!! xoxoxo
Posted by Carolyn Duke on June 26, 2011
At our 20 year Reunion.. I wasn't able to drive home. And Richard said, " You can stay in my room with Shawn Scott". The funny part is he told Shawn I'd be sleeping In his bed!

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