May 9, 1929 ~ May 30, 2009
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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