Stowasser, Richard Anton born January 17, 1945 passed away suddenly after a short illness, ending his generous and fun loving life on July 12, 2006. He is survived by his long time loving companion, Cheryl Lisa, twin sons, Randall (Vanessa) and Ryan (Andrea), grandchildren Alana and Ryder and his ex-wife and friend Charlotte Stowasser. His siblings Robert (Darlene) and Sr. Barbara Anne Stowasser, C.S.J. and many nieces and nephews also mourn his passing. Memorial services Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 3PM at McCormick Inglewood Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet or a charity of your choice.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to Richards family and friends. Paul and I were fortunate to meet Richard and Cheryl at Randall and Vanessa’s wedding and feel as we are sure you all do so sad that such a vibrant, lovely man is taken from all who new him.Cheryl special thoughts to you at this very sad time. To Randall and Vanessa,Ryan and Andrea our love and thoughts to you on this heartfelt tragic journey. Special thoughts Charlotte, and for the pain in watching your sons so bereaved Paul and my thoughts go out to you. Sincere sympathy to you all XXX

  2. Our Sincere sympathy and condolences to all Richards family. To Ryan & Andi, Randall & Vanessa our love and support will be with you not only today with your tragic loss but always . Cheryl my heart goes out to you as you have lost a loving partner. Our prayers and sympathy go out to you at this sad time . Charlotte our love and prayers go out to you as well.I wish I could be there with you all at this time . Chris and I will always have fond memories of the short time we have known Richard .When Randall and Vanessa were going out together we made the trip to California to meet Randalls family.Richard and Cheryl met us at a resturant where Randall , Vanessa ,Charlotte, Chris and I were. He not only made us feel like we had known him for years but he picked up the tab for everyone.His generosity knew no bounds. His gentle teasing about our “Kiwi” accents and the hearty chuckle when he relayed something funny made the night so relaxing and from that point on we felt a very accepted part of the Stowasser family. The wedding where the Kiwi family united with the American family was one of laughter and happiness and we were all able to be together just like we had before . We feel truely blessed to have met him and although we have only known him for such a short time we will cherish the memories .Kia Tatau Tutaki Ano (until we meet again ) all our love Chez and Chris xxx sincere love and sympathy Chez and Chris xxxx

  3. We were shocked to learn of Richard’s sudden illness, and our thoughts go out to Randall, Vanessa, Ryan, Andrea, Charlotte and Cheryl at his loss. We were lucky enough to meet and spend time with Richard at Randall and Vanessa’s wedding, and had a lot of laughs. We’re sorry we can’t be there to offer a shoulder in person but our thoughts are with you all at this very tragic and sad time. There is a saying, that no-one ever truly dies, they live on in the hearts of those who loved them … and we believe this to be true. Memories last forever, and Rich will always be with you. With love and best wishes at this awful time, Gina (and Paul) Cooper, and Brian Simkin – Nelson, New Zealand

  4. I was so shocked and saddened to hear that Rich had passed. I was with Rich at the worse and the best times of my life. I used to bowl with Rich and Cheryl. One night, I received word at the bowling center that my Mom had passed away. I told Rich that my Mom was in another State and there was nothing I could do at that time. My Mom would have wanted me to continue. He consoled me between frames and handed me Kleenex to wipe away my tears. My Mom was sent to California for burial and he came to the funeral the gravesite services. At the gravesite, I broke down into tears and fell to my knees. I felt three hands on my back. One felt stronger and more pominate than the others. When I regained some composure, I looked and it was Rich with the strong touch and he was giving me strength and holding me up. He took eveyone out to lunch after the services. He asked me if I would bowl in a tournament in San Jose. I didn’t have a vehicle that I trusted to go that far so he loaned his van to me. I met and married the love of my life, Soni, he was at the wedding with Cheryl and if I remember, in the front row. I have a wonderful picture of him with Cheryl and the others that were at the same table. There were many other things he did for me and never asked for anything in return. He had a joke or two for me each week. Sometimes, I would try not to laugh, but it was hard not to. His jokes were always funny. He also had what I like to call “a million dollar smile,” I regret that I didn’t keep in better touch with him the last few years. I will think of him often especially when I hear the train whistle blow. You were very special to me and I will miss you.

  5. HI Vanessa and Randall.. I am so sorry to hear of Richards passing.. this is to let you know that we are thinking of you both and send you our deepest sympathy and love.. Love always.. Aunty Val and Uncle Ash xxxxxxxx

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