Richard Watkins
  • 24 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 20, 1990
  • Place of birth:
    San Jose, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 27, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    San Jose, California, United States
Let the memory of Richard be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard Watkins, 24, born on January 20, 1990 and passed away on September 27, 2014. 

Please light a candle, leave a tribute, upload your photo's and share your memories. He will live on in our hearts forever! 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lisa Iacobitti on 28th September 2017

"Your light shines on in the beautiful smiles of your children. Always loved, never forgotten kiddo.. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Alexa Ryan on 28th September 2016


This tribute was added by Lisa Iacobitti on 27th September 2016

"Its hard to believe its been 2 years. Auntie Angelique made pins with your picture and when I look at the one with the sun shining in your face I see that sparkle in your eye that shows your zest for life and depth of soul. I love that picture! I wish I could hug you one more time and tell you I'm proud of you for the boy you were, the man, father and husband you became. You will always be loved and missed kiddo. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Theresa Chaid on 27th September 2015

"Thinking about you and your family today Richard. You are in my thoughts on this anniversary…may the heavens be celebrating all of your talents. RIP"

This tribute was added by Sheela Toor on 16th October 2014

"Our heartfelt condolences to the family. We have known Richard as a devoted father of two little girls who come to our center. His exuberance and enthusiasm is what stood out and his willing participation in all events will always be remembered. We will look after your girls Richard."

This tribute was added by Karen Denes on 7th October 2014

"I am Malia's Aunt, and am deeply saddened at Richard's loss. Gone too soon. He was such a light in Malia's and his girls life. He was always quick to give me help or a big hug. He will be thought of fondly and it is nice to see so many wonderful pictures of him. I am so sorry for all the family and friends touched by his sudden and tragic passing. RIP Richard. You are loved."

This tribute was added by Alex Ji on 3rd October 2014

"I would like to express the best wishes to Rich's family. And Hope he will get peace in the heaven."

This tribute was added by Michael Tyson on 1st October 2014

"I remember playing Pop Warner football with Richard. It's hard to find out an old friend passed away at a young age. My condolences to his entire family and I know he is looking down from heaven on them right now. Miss you brotha and may you R.I.P."

This tribute was added by sonny pham on 1st October 2014

"Dear Nancy and family,
I don't know how to express my thoughts to comfort you at this difficult time. I hope the "Letter From Heaven" below will take your sadness away even for a minute.

With My Deepest Sympathy,

=======   Letter From Heaven =========

Hey everybody,
I hope this doesn't reach you too late.
I don't want you to worry,
Because life up here is great.

You know I can see you, right?
So please stop shedding tears.
You guys, I'm perfectly fine,
So conquer all your fears.

Hey guys I know you miss me.
It's really hard not to.
But please, please stop grieving,
Because you're making me sad too.

You guys have been a great family,
And I am truly blessed.
You've raised me through my earthly life,
Now God will do the rest.

Bye you guys, love you forever and a day!

P.S.: Be good. I'll be watching!!!

======= A Family Friend Poems  ===================="

This tribute was added by Theresa Chaid on 1st October 2014

"My deepest condolences to Richard's family. I am still completely shocked by this tragic news. Please let us know how the STHS community can help."

This tribute was added by Tom Blais on 30th September 2014

"We have you and your beautiful family in our thoughts and in our prayers.  We are greatly saddened by this tragic loss."

This tribute was added by Rita Hebert on 30th September 2014

"To Nancy and family,

Words cannot express the pain we all feel. My condolences to you and all your family
Rita Hebert"

This tribute was added by Tom Volpi on 30th September 2014

"Grandpa to Richard....I feel Richard has left me wonderful memories of an intelligent, thoughtful individual who was always generous to grandma and myself.  We spent many wonderful days either being somewhere or just being here at our home.  I am so sorry for his family and I am praying for everyone who is involved.  Richard is with God now but his images will be with me the rest of my life.  He loved our family....."

This tribute was added by Ricky Estremera on 30th September 2014

"My condolencesto his wife and family.. Richard was one of my best friends .we played football and even had the chance to go to florida and play together along with recent fun. I had just seen him not long ago and got his info. To send him an ivite to my wedding. I am so sad but he'll be forever missed. He was always a big hearted and kind guy. R.I.Paradise brotha ill never forget you ill win my first semi_pro game in your honor and name.."

This tribute was added by Samantha Bartylla on 30th September 2014

"I remember Richard from high school, he was always so funny and easy going. He was a class clown as you would say and really knew how to take you out of a bad mood. I haven't seen them since high school but also growing up to become a wife and mother of 3 my heart is breaking for Malia and their children. There are no words to possibly ease her pain but I pray she finds the strength to get through this and one day find peace in her heart. I know I would have so many questions, so much regret for things that cannot be changed and search for a reason. Nothing could ever fill the hole her awesome husband will be leaving behind but I hope his memory and love sticks by her through it all. My deepest deepest thoughts and condolences go out to her and the family and I pray they find the person responsible and bring justice to her and the family. I'm so so sorry Richard, you did not deserve this early & sudden departure! May you rest in peace and find comfort in watching your family grow from the heavens until you meet again!"

This tribute was added by Alice Mei on 30th September 2014

""To the family of Richard who suffer the greatness loss, God grants the deepest peace. God's loving arms now embrace the one you loved, in heaven. Praying that those very same arms hold you close to comfort your broken arms. With Deepest sympathy on your loss."

This tribute was added by Annalisa Berlet on 30th September 2014

"I have known. this couple for many years and my life was forever  changed  by  knowing  Richard.  his  beautiful  daughters  have  his  humor  and  I'm  glad  to  know  he  will  always  live  on  the  his  amazing  children.
  my  promise  to  him  is  to  never  leave  his  family.  Malia,  love  of  my  life, I  am  always  here.
- jade"

This tribute was added by Katheryn Calio on 30th September 2014

"I had the privilege to teach both of his daughters in my preschool class. He was such a loving man and the girls always lit up when daddy came to pick him up. My prayers are with Malia and the girls."

This tribute was added by Kevin-Steven Del Castillo on 29th September 2014

"It is truly heartbreaking to have lost Richard in such a way. Richard and I were childhood friends, and I hold fond memories of our times together; he was an important part of my upbringing. Within the week that he was killed, he told me about how excited he was to be having a son. He was genuinely happy and really looking forward to it, and I was happy for him too. We made plans which I am sad will never come into fruition. I am filled with anger towards the cowards who did this to him, but more so I am filled with hope that his family will be able to move forward and remember Richard's infectious smile and the good times they've shared. Nothing can make up for this loss, but I know that there will be strength and support for his family and those who were close to him. I am encouraging others to donate to the fund to help out in any way possible. I know his family and friends will keep him living on in their hearts. Wishing the best for his family, especially his wife Malia, his daughters, and the unborn Richard Jr.. Stay strong."

This tribute was added by Toh Hong on 29th September 2014

"God has an extra pair of hands in heaven with him now. My deepest condolences to the Watkins family."

This tribute was added by prasad vara on 29th September 2014

"This is very unfortunate, My deepest condolence,  wishing loads of strength and success to the family. God will look after for sure...."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Melendez on 29th September 2014

"My heart is heavy, but I pray for his family,  wife and children, he will always be in your hearts. My deepest sympathy to you guys from a childHood friend."

This tribute was added by Sabrina Vallejo on 29th September 2014

"My condolences go out to the Watkins family! I'm so sorry for your loss Malia I love you and I'm here if you need anything. Richard was an amazing father and spoiled his girls! I'm still in shock, it feels unreal. I pray that you guys get justice. #riprichardwatkins"

This tribute was added by Solomon Brown on 29th September 2014

"Richard was one of the coolest people I'll ever know. Always treated me like a younger brother.  A few months ago I ran into him and he gave me a fat hug and made me promise to hang out soon. You never know how much time you have left. You Never will be Forgotten"

This tribute was added by Lori Selling-Miranda on 29th September 2014

"Thank you Richard for always doing your best.  It was always a great day when we worked together.  I already miss your smile and your happy self.  I will always remember you.

This tribute was added by Chantel Hall on 29th September 2014

"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. May memories of the fun you shared bring you gentle comfort. Im so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God bless you with the strength to get through this terrible time.. you are in my prayers <3"

This tribute was added by Cindy Siu on 29th September 2014

"We want to express our sincere condolences and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  With deepest sympathy, Jason & Cindy"

This tribute was added by Peter Lee on 29th September 2014

"Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of pain. Please know our loving thoughts embrace you during this passage. With heartfelt condolences!"

This tribute was added by Himanshu Nath on 29th September 2014

"Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved ones."

This tribute was added by Johnathan Huang on 29th September 2014

"Extending deepest sympathy for you in your loss..."

This tribute was added by loulou borrero on 29th September 2014

"My condolences go out to the family.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

LouLou & the boys"

This tribute was added by Stanley Huang on 29th September 2014

"Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.  Hope you and your family will pass through this difficult time soon."

This tribute was added by John Harris on 29th September 2014

"You will never be forgotten. All of your family are in our prayers. John and Laura Harris"

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