Richard Arias

richard arias
Arias, Richard, a 72 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2009 in Gardena. Born in Salinas, Kansas, Richard was 80 when he died. Richard was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and the Gardena Valley Kiwanis Club. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Arias, children, Lisa (Pat) Palazzo, Richard (Charlene) Arias, Vince Arias, Ron Arias, Michael (Liz Gallardo) Arias, Rosie Arias, Terri Green, Cameron Arias and sisters, Erma (Senaido) Vargas, Lupe Trevino and Annie (Alfredo) Gil, 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Vicente Arias. A gathering of family & friends will be held at McMillan McCormick Mortuary in Gardena on Sunday June 7, 2009 from 3:30 to 6:30pm, followed by a Rosary service at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena at 7:30pm. Mass will be held at St. Anthony's on Monday June 8 at 10am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gardena Valley Kiwanis Scholarship Fund/Richard Arias Memorial, PO Box 406, Gardena, CA 90248.

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  1. What a wonderful man. We are thankful that we had a chance to meet Richard. We knew him as Carla Saliba’s grandpa. The Arias family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time…

  2. I remember Loli telling me about the first night she worked at the restaurant. She worked at the take out counter on a Friday night.It was very busy and she was very inexperienced,and in a very short time she had the customers and cooks irate and yelling at her. She said she wanted to screem,cry,and run all at the same time. Then your dad came over helped her until thing calmed down.Then he told her she was doing a good job and everything is going to be OK. She said she learned a lot from your dad that night. God give you peace and understanding Jim

  3. My prayers are with all of you, Richard’s family. He was loved very much by so many people. Even though we know he is in a better place and happy to be with his Mom and Dad, Anita and Vicente, he will be greatly missed and in our hearts forever.

  4. When we think of Richard we think of his smile. Please know that our prayers are with you. Memories are the most precious gift we can give ourselves. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. With our deepest sympathy, Steve and Andrea

  5. Richard, my heart goes out to you and if there is anything you need during this trying time, please don’t hesitate to ask. Take care.

  6. Dear Vince and Family, There are no words to express my sympathy for your loss. As you grieve, remember that you are cared about and that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  7. Dearest Lee: Bunny and I share your grief and want you to know how much we feel for you. We know sunny days will shine for you in coming days as you remember the happy memories you shared with Richard. We send our love and heartfelt thoughts. Dick and Bunny

  8. Vince, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. With much love, Sandy and Jack

  9. Dear Rich, Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. We only saw your dad a few times, but he was always a jovial & kind fellow. You will be thinking about him for a long time. May you and the family be comforted by the many memories. John & Elmi

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