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“I had the pleasure to know Rick for 50+ years. He was a very cool guy and always very generous to his friends and family. His sense of humor was...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Bob & Denise Alpaugh - Santa Rosa, CA

“So sad to hear the news of his passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Deborah Neal Davis - Wilmington, DE

“Bad news ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Martin Chapman - Calera, AL

“Speechless. We were so sorry to hear the news. With Ricky's passing goes a piece of my family as well. God bless you, Barb and Rebecca. He loved...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy and Eddie Riggin - Newark, DE

“I am sorry to hear of Rick's sudden passing. He was a great guy full of life and knowledge. I always enjoyed our many early morning talks at the...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Keith MacPherson - Easton, MD

“So sorry to hear of Rick's passing!! My thoughts and prayers to all!!Linda Paggi Edwards ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Edwards - Landenberg, PA

“I got to know Rick when he would call to have the refrigeration at his store repaired. rick never ever had a bad word to say to me. He was one of the...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Donald Greer - Stanton, DE

“Barbara and family:I am so sorry to hear of Rick's sudden passing.Always a fun guy and a smile for everyone.With sympathy, Pat Hudson-WilliamsJDHS...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: PH Williams - Wilm, DE

“So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of rick who was so full of life . He truly was among the nicest and hardworking souls I've ever known . RIP...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Dennis Marinelli - Wilmington, DE


10 of 15 | Posted by: Emma Pelt Willis Talmadge - NC


11 of 15 | Posted by: Emma Pelt Willis Talmadge - NC

“he was a special person....will always be in my heart, my condolences to the whole family...will be missed just glad i have had all the yrs with him...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Wilkins - Bath, NC

“Barb and Rebecca....so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I am thankful for the time I spent at Captain's Catch and with Rick. His work ethic, passion,...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Bruce - North Versailles, PA

“I am so shocked to hear this very sad news. Rick was a long time friend and I'll always remember his quick wit and funny voices. You and your...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Harrison - North East, MD

“Loved Rick and so sorry, sad, shocked to hear this news. Ann and I send our love to you and Rebecca. See you Thursday. Don't hesitate to call if...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Frank Jornlin - Hockessin, DE


Richard was born on May 30, 1949 and passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Richard was a resident of Minnesota at the time of passing.

He attended the University of Houston.

His visitation will be held at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm where his funeral will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:00 am. Entombment will follow in All Saint's Cemetery. Viewing at the Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on October 5, 2017. October 5, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek Wilmington, DE 19808 Friday October 6, 2017 10:00 AM Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek Wilmington, DE 19808 Entombment following Funeral Service Friday October 6, 2017 ALL SAINTS CEMETERY 6001 KIRKWOOD HWY WILMINGTON, DE 19808-4816 Viewing at the Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on October 5, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nemours A. I. duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803.

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