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     This memorial website is dedicated in loving memory to my Uncle Rick.  He was a loving, devoted father and husband.  He was an amazing man with a knack for making every moment with him a memory to cherish.  He truly enjoyed life and the people in his.  He was the life of the party, the center of the celebration.  He was a man who understood Oliver Wendell Holmes when he said " I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.  To reach the port of heaven we must sail.  Sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor."  Though he lived only 39 years, Rick made each day count.  He brought countless smiles and laughter to others.  The true measure of a man is not what he had when his life ended. Not the house he lived in or the cars he drove.  The true measure of the worth of a man lies in those who remember him once he has passed.  Though many days have come and gone, though years have flown by without him, the memory of Rick Figy remains just as strong, just as cherished today as it was in his presence.  A part of me feels closer to him now than while he lived.  The important thing to remember now is not that he died.  But remember that he lived.  Where he has gone now I can not truly say.  I only know that some eternal part of him has remained here with us.  In the hearts and the minds of all who knew him.  He is forever with us and we are thankful for that.


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My Granny's Ring

February 3, 2013
The last Christmas I was lucky enough to spend with my uncle Rick, he & my aunt gave me a cross made of granite & a ring. The ring had been my Granny's & they had found it in their home many years ago prior to her death in 1996. It is the only thing of my granny's that I have. I remember when he gave it to me he had a tear in his eye. He said he wanted me to have it because he knew I would really cherish it always. I have worn it every single day since I got it &, today, it reminds me of him just as much as it reminds me of her. I am so thankful for every moment that I was blessed enough to spend with my uncle Rick.
February 3, 2012

There are too many memories to write them all down. I will never forget when we woke up on Christmas morning and heard a "mentally disabled" person outside talking, and only to walk outside to see you in a santa hat and aprin that looked like Santa's coat, it was you out there talking..I'm not sure if you were talking back to the guy in the backyard behind us swinging or not...There were so many camping trips to the lake that I went with you and your family, when we went to the point, Chad and I were trying to find ways to go down the stairs, we tried pillow cases, the ironing board, pizza boxes..but nothing was working. It was your brillian idea to use the roll-away bed mattress to put on the stairs and go down on it. It was a blast, so funny when you almost went through the window at the bottom..

There are just too many memories Uncle Rick... I miss you and those days! 

February 3, 2012

So many moment you were there in my life, The good the bad and everything in between. I remeber one night I was having a really bad dream and I was screaming, You came in and woke me up. You stayed with me for a while untill I was calmed down and was able to go back to sleep. I miss those moments when you could comfort me. 

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