Richard D. Schnur
Richard D. Schnur
  • January 30, 1953 - December 9, 2017
  • West Jordan, Utah

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Richard D Schnur

Richard Donald Schnur 1953 - 2017. Rick passed away peacefully at his home December 9, 2017 in the arms of his loving wife. He was born January 30, 1953 to Richard J. Schnur and Patricia A. Risdon in Butler, PA.

His childhood was filled with love of many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan "GO STEELER'S".

He was called to duty in November 1971 and he proudly served the United States Navy on the USS O'CALLAHAN in which he was honorably discharged with a bronze star.

Rick drove semi trucks for over 30 years starting with his dad being an owner/operator. He loved driving and enjoyed the freedom of the open road whether seeing a full moon at night or driving through a snow storm. He then went to work in 1995 for SLCC as a Boiler Room Technician until his injury in 2002.

He met the love of his life Gayleen Campbell and they married September 26, 1981. Their marriage was full of love, strength and commitment for each other. They shared the joy of golfing and gardening. Growing his tomatoes and watching his wife bottle them, he would say "grown by Rick processed by Gayleen". He loved his beautiful home being surrounded by flowers and taking care of them. Golf was his passion. He was an amazing golfer and a teacher of the game.

He was disabled from an ATV accident over 15 years ago which left him a quadriplegic. Through the trails program at the U of U he was able to continue his love of water, snow skiing and golf. He worked out at Neuroworx after his injury to maintain his ability to drive and live a full life.

He is survived by his wife Gayleen; sisters Dottie Johnston (Joe), Pattie DeNunzio (Charlie), mother in-law Colleen Ballegooie, brother in-laws Jeff Campbell (Jennifer), Reed Campbell (Shelly) and many nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his father Richard and mother Patricia Schnur, Brother Stephen L Schnur, father in-law Gayle J Campbell, brother in-law Craig L Campbell and step father in-law Jim Ballegooie.

A celebration of life will be held at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, December 30, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm followed by graveside services at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary. To share a memory or picture of Rick please visit: