Richard passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at age 48. Richard was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Richard had many interests that included martial arts (Brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing, karate, wrestling, etc.), movies, screenwriting, politics, social justice issues, freelance journalism, travel, and exploring the city for hole-in-the wall restaurants and bookstores. He had a vast knowledge of movies, philosophy, political and social issues. His memory was also vast and he knew the nooks and crannies of the city and neighborhoods around Los Angeles County. Richard had traveled to France, New York City, Hawaii, the Colorado Rockies, scaled the Austrian Alps, and had more adventures ahead of him. Richard also did outreach to distribute food to those in need. Richard earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Info Systems from California State University Dominguez. He continued studies in screenwriting. Richard wrote about a half dozen screenplays and an infomercial. He also produced his own television talk-show pilot and he was a member of the Screenwriters Guild. Richard (also known as Rick or Ricky) is survived by his parents, sister, brother, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews who love and miss him.

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  1. Thinking of you Aunty and Uncle, what a beautiful tribute. Glad I got to spend a little time with him when he was here in Maui. Rest In Peace cousin, heaven has a new angel. ❤️

  2. So incredibly sorry for your loss. Although I only saw him when he was still just a child, I really wish I had been able to know and spend time with him as an adult. He and I have had a lot of common interests, and that would have been wonderful to explore with him. May your love help you through your sorrow.
    Love, Christy

  3. I am Cecilia Lindgard, Walter’s sister.
    I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your son, Ricky. My very heartfelt condolences to you & Ike. I can’t even imagine the pain that you are going through. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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