Richard Robert Espiritu
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Richard Robert Espiritu
  • February 26, 1944 - September 29, 2016
  • Glendale, California

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Richard passed away peacefully at his home in Glendale, California on September 29, 2016. He was born on February 26, 1944 in the Golden State and lived his entire life in the Los Angeles area. He was a proud graduate of Cathedral High School in 1962 and would later go on to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a degree in Healthcare Administration. He spent the better part of his career as an administrator and manager in the healthcare field until he started his own business in 1990. After retiring, he became very active in the Glendale community, a place he called home for over 40 years. Richard was a driving force in bringing the Americans with Disabilities Act to the forefront of Glendale’s policies and agendas, helping to ensure that all residents with disabilities were not discriminated against by employers and also giving them proper access to local businesses, public transportation, parks, and even their own residence. He loved his community and enjoyed working hard to make Glendale a better place for all of its residents. His generosity and hard work in Glendale and other local communities touched and inspired many people. Richard was an activist, a family man, an animal lover, and a friend to many. He is survived by several family members which include his sons Jason and Josh, his daughters Teri and Tita, and four beautiful grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the American Heart Association in Richard’s name at https://donatenow.heart.org/. Cards informing the family of the donation can be emailed to rrespiritu44@gmail.com via the donation page. All of the family express their appreciation in advance for a kind thought and prayer during this very difficult time.