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“ahh daddy imiss yhu so much ,theres not a day that goes by idont thank of yhu and iknow yhur watching over me im sorry for all the bad thangs ive...Read More »
1 of 65 | Posted by: dezrae gaytan - austin tx, TX

“daddy i miss yhu so much'iwish i kould spend that day wit yhu iwas 8 wen yhu died now im 13 bout to b 14 dad iwish yhu were her everyday of my lyfee...Read More »
2 of 65 | Posted by: dezrae gaytan - austin,tx, TX

“HEY RICHARD WELL THINGS HAVE BEEN HARD FOR ME SINCE YOU BEEN GONE. BUT I KNOW YOURE NOT GONE YOURE RIGHT HERE WITH ME. I JUST WANTED TO SAY MERRY...Read More »
3 of 65 | Posted by: ALLISON - AUSTIN, TX

“hey cousin i was just thinking about you.and i just wanted to let you know whats going on in my life well 1 i miss you so much, 2end school isn't...Read More »
4 of 65 | Posted by: allison - austin, TX

“hey cousin i m just here in spanish i strated to cry as i thought of you i got to go i love you so mush. ”
5 of 65 | Posted by: allison ojeda - austin, TX

“hey cousin its been a long time. im in school right now i miss you so much i cant believe your gone i love you and miss you so much. every body...Read More »
6 of 65 | Posted by: allison ojeda - austin, TX

“hey cousin its been a long time. im in school right now i miss you so much i cant believe your gone i love you and miss you so much. every body...Read More »
7 of 65 | Posted by: allison ojeda - austin, TX

“Ponciano Gaytan, This is Lupio, your cousin from San Antonio. My father was Jesus Gaytan, Francisco Gaytan Sr's brother. I just read about your...Read More »
8 of 65 | Posted by: Leon (Lupio) Gaytan Sr. - TX

“We miss you very much! Laura Herrera-Hernandez (tu prima) ”
9 of 65 | Posted by: Laura - Austin, TX

“Hey Dad Ive been missing you so much lately and today I just couldn't help myself I broke down crying by telling myself I wish we could have been...Read More »
10 of 65 | Posted by: Valerie - austin, TX

“Hey DAD Its be 1 month since our beloved lord took you & your smile to share with everyone else in heaven. I just wanted you to know that WE LOVE...Read More »
11 of 65 | Posted by: Valerie - austin, TX

“Melissa, I pray everyday that your heart heals from the sorrow you feel, because your daughters need you to be strong for them. I know that...Read More »
12 of 65 | Posted by: Laura Hernandez (Lorrie) - Austin, TX

“Richard was a blast to be around. His sense of humor and smile could light up a room easily. I can't ever remember seeing Richard without that big...Read More »
13 of 65 | Posted by: Lori Slaughter - Austin, TX

“I met Richard a several years ago when he helped me coach my first t-ball team "The Little Twisters". He's a kind friend and very patient when it...Read More »
14 of 65 | Posted by: Laura Torrez - Austin, TX

“Dear Dad, I can't tell you how much we miss you and love you. I can't believe that you'r gone, it feels like just yesterday that me, you, mom, and...Read More »
15 of 65 | Posted by: Valerie - Austin, TX

“MELISSA WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE, DAN & I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 20 YEARS AND RICHARD WAS ALWAYS PART OF OUR UPS & DOWNS BUT WE ALWAYS ENDED UP, DAN...Read More »
16 of 65 | Posted by: DIANNA OJEDA - AUSTIN, TX

“Melissa, when I read it in the Austin Newspaper, I couldn't believe it. My condolenses go out to you, your girls and your little grandson. I will...Read More »
17 of 65 | Posted by: Irene - San Antonio, TX

“Melissa, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss his smile, his joking and his remark every time he would see me "You...Read More »
18 of 65 | Posted by: Liz Zuniga - Austin, TX

“I was blessed to know Richard and that great "smile" he wore all the time. I will keep Richard and his family in my prayers. God Bless ”
19 of 65 | Posted by: Cathy Rodriguez (Guerrero) - TX

“MELLISSA, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL IN THIS TIME OF NEED...HE WILL ALWAYS BE...Read More »
20 of 65 | Posted by: Debbie Luna - AUSTIN, TX

“Melissa, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Richard was such a wonderful and generous person who...Read More »
21 of 65 | Posted by: Kristina, Eliza, Cheyo and kids - TX

“MELISSA, WERE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST, WELL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ESTHER & GILBERT BARBA ”
22 of 65 | Posted by: esther barba - austin, TX

“Richard was my daughters T-Ball coach and I remember always seeing Richard with a smile on his face and he was so friendly. May God Belss you and...Read More »
23 of 65 | Posted by: Angel - austin, TX

“Melissa, my heart goes out to you and your girls during this difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything. ”
24 of 65 | Posted by: Analisa Gonzales - Austin, TX

“Melissa - Our deepest condolences to you and your daughters/The Gaytan Family. We will always remember the smile that Richard had and how he would...Read More »
25 of 65 | Posted by: Erica Clark & Rene Garza - Austin, TX

“MELISSA, I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. ANDREA,ROBERT & JACOB MARTINEZ ”
26 of 65 | Posted by: Andrea Rodriguez Martinez - Kyle, TX

“Melissa, Sorry to hear about Richard, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. Sincerely, Isaac & Denise Aros ”
27 of 65 | Posted by: Isaac & Denise Aros - Austin, TX

“Melissa we would like you to know we are thinking and praying for you and the kids as well as Richard. We will miss him and his smile and his ability...Read More »
28 of 65 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs. Phillip Monreal - TX

“Melissa, we are so sorry to hear about Richard our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time we ask god to give...Read More »
29 of 65 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Billy Torres - austin, TX

“Melissa,sorry about your loss my heart and prayers goes out to and the kids,I knew how much you and the kids loved him and I know he loved yall alot...Read More »
30 of 65 | Posted by: Michael Venegas - Austin, TX

“Melissa, I'm so sorry for your loss, I never really was introduced to you guys, but I always remember you and your husband from Dario's Rest. always...Read More »
31 of 65 | Posted by: Mary - Austin, TX

“Melissa, We are so sorry that this tragedy has stricken your family, but I do know that Richard is looking down at us with all of our loved ones next...Read More »
32 of 65 | Posted by: Thomas & Laura Hernandez - Austin, TX

“My deepest symphathy to all of Coach Richard's family. May God bless you all and give you all the strenght to gone on. I will always remember his...Read More »
33 of 65 | Posted by: Rosie Gonzales - Austin, TX

“Melissa, we are so sorry to hear about Richard. Our prayers and deepest condolenses goes out to you, the girls and the Gaytans'. ”
34 of 65 | Posted by: Manuel & Yolanda Lara and Gilbert & Rachel Herrera - TX

“I am so sorry that this had to be this way. I played on Richard's softball team and he was a great coach! I've been friends with Valerie for about 6...Read More »
35 of 65 | Posted by: Ashley Gonzales - Austin, TX

“I'm sorry about your loss.If theres anything we can do to help just ask. ”
36 of 65 | Posted by: MR.&MRS. TONY GONZALES - AUSTIN, TX

“Sorry for your loss. I will always remember Richard as smiling and greeting everyone he met. I know we will never know why he was taken from us so...Read More »
37 of 65 | Posted by: Alvino Ojeda Jr. - Austin, TX

“MELISSA, SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ”
38 of 65 | Posted by: Lisa Carmona - Austin, TX

“Melissa, We are so sorry to hear about Richard. We will always remember him by his smile, and by always running into you guys at different places...Read More »
39 of 65 | Posted by: Manny & Christine Hernandez Serrano - TX

“Melissa, I recall seeing you guys at every one of your little brother "Danny's" games back when he was just a kid, our sincere & deepest condolenses...Read More »
40 of 65 | Posted by: John / Christine Ruiz - TX

“from mrs. reyna and all the reyna family our condolence to the gaytan family,our prayers are with you'll god bless and keep you and your loved one...Read More »
41 of 65 | Posted by: Rudy S Reyna - Austin, TX

“We are all so sorry to hear about Richard.He was always so pleasant to talk to,always smiling and always in a great mood.We will miss him.God Bless...Read More »
42 of 65 | Posted by: SONIA - AUSTIN, TX

“Our thoughts are with you, may your cherished memories bring you peace and comfort through the days that are ahead, our prayers are with you God...Read More »
43 of 65 | Posted by: Aleman's - austin, TX

“The things that stand out the most are the way he smiled and made us laugh. The other thing is going back to the beginning of their relationship. ...Read More »
44 of 65 | Posted by: Nathan and Veronica Sharp - TX

“MELISSA, I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RICHARD. HE WAS A VERY NICE AND RESPECTFUL PERSON. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY GOD...Read More »
45 of 65 | Posted by: Nancy Guerrero Haros - Del Valle, TX

“Melissa- Valerie and girls we are very saddened to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you ALL. ”
46 of 65 | Posted by: Grace Montoya - Austin, TX

“Melissa, girls, and Gaytan Family, I was very sadden to hear about your loss, all though I didn't see you guys as often, everytime I did Richard was...Read More »
47 of 65 | Posted by: Christine Gutierrez - Austin, TX

“WE ARE VERY SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF RICHARD GAYTAN. WE'VE KNOW RICHARD FOR MANY YEARS & HE WILL TRUELY BE MISSED HERE ON EARTH. OUR...Read More »
48 of 65 | Posted by: Janelle Colunga Baines - Austin, TX

“I will always remember Richard as a man who made me laugh and always made me feel like part of the family. I will miss him. Melissa, I am here for...Read More »
49 of 65 | Posted by: Diana Ruedas Ortiz - Cedar Creek, TX

“Melissa, we were so sad to hear the news about Richard. I know this is a very hard time for you, the girls, and your Family. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
50 of 65 | Posted by: Robert (Babo) Alvarez & Sandra Ochoa and Family - TX

“MELISSA, I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RICHARD AKA TIGHT.HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND TO ME AND AND WE HAD ALOT OF LAUGHS.YOU AND THE GIRLS ARE IN MY...Read More »
51 of 65 | Posted by: COACH JESSE ZAPATA - AUSTIN, TX

“MELISSA..WHEN WE HEARD ABOUT TIGHTS PASSING WE WERE VERY SADENED.HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED.OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU AND THE GIRLS.MELISSA,BIANCA...Read More »
52 of 65 | Posted by: JESSE AND JENNIFER ZAPATA - TX

“THE LIMON FAMILY (JESSE, EMMA, ALBERT&MARGARET, JESSE JR&CORINA, KRIS, AND RINA&DAVID LIMON) WOULD LIKE TO GIVE OUR SYMPATHY TO THE GAYTAN FAMILY. BE...Read More »
53 of 65 | Posted by: LIMON FAMILY - AUSTIN, TX

“On Behalf of the Former Falcon Athletic League, Rodney Sustaita and I are sorry to hear about your loss. Richard was a good coach and the kids...Read More »
54 of 65 | Posted by: Mario Mokarzel - Kyle, TX

“My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to Melissa, your daugthers and Mr. & Mrs. Gaytan for your loss. I've known Richard for many years, and I...Read More »
55 of 65 | Posted by: Michelle Compton - Pflugerville, TX

“Melissa, When we heard about the news of Richard we were so sad. We're going to miss his laughter and his since of humor and that big smile. Frank,...Read More »
56 of 65 | Posted by: Melinda Quiroz - Austin, TX

“My condolenses go out to all of my former co-workers and great friends at ARO & Dan's Hairstyling (Amador Jr, Peggy, JoAnn, Laurie, Dan Jr. Margaret,...Read More »
57 of 65 | Posted by: Priscilla Torres Pecina - Austin, TX

“To the Family of Richard Gaytan. Richard was always a very thoughtful, kind , funny and a respectful person. Richard and his family supported my TV...Read More »
58 of 65 | Posted by: Latino Avenue Tv show - Austin, TX

“Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. ”
59 of 65 | Posted by: Jason Chagoya - Round Rock, TX

“Melissa, We are very sorry for your loss. You and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and the girls and help you through...Read More »
60 of 65 | Posted by: Rachel & Joe Sandoval - Austin, TX

“Melissa & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. You and your family are in our prayers. May God Bless You. ”
61 of 65 | Posted by: Mary Chavez Herrera& Family - TX

“MELISSA, WERE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST, WELL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GOD BLESS YOU. ”
62 of 65 | Posted by: NORA & JAMES ZAPATA - AUSTIN, TX

“MELISSA, WERE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST, WELL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GOD BLESS YOU. ”
63 of 65 | Posted by: NORA & JAMES ZAPATA - AUSTIN, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
64 of 65 | Posted by: Veronica Mota-Chagoya - Austin, TX

“Melissa, I was so sad to hear the news about Richard. I know this is a very hard time for you, your kids, and your Family. You are in my thoughts...Read More »
65 of 65 | Posted by: Rosa Ochoa and Family - Austin, TX


Richard Gaytan Born August 27, 1971, in Austin, Texas, was called away by our heavenly father on Sunday, August 21, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Melissa Gaytan of Austin: his parents, Ponciano and Ernestine Gaytan of Austin; his grandmother, Josephina Gaytan of Houston; daughters, Valerie age 19 and boyfriend Juan Ramirez, Bianca age 12 and Dezrae age 8 all of Austin; special grandson, John Anthony also many family and friends who loved him very much. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Felix and Lorenza Ojeda of Austin, Fransico Gaytan Sr. of Mexico and his godfather Amador Ojeda, Sr. of Austin. Pallbearers are Charlie Gaytan, Dirk Ruedas, Daniel Ojeda, Jr., John Herrera, Frank Gaytan, Joe Cervantes, Edward Gonzales, Phillip Cox and John Paul Estrada. Honarary pallbearers are Grupo Korasoul and Edward Sandoval. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 24th , at Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, August 25th at Dolores Catholic Church with interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery. Memorials and guestbook online at wcfish.com