Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Richard Rudolph Richina of Angels Camp

   On August 27, 2017 Richard Rudoph Richina, 89, of Angels Camp, passed away of natural causes.

   Born January 12, 1928 in Manteca,
he was the son of Albert James and Rhobia Belle Richina.

   He received his bachelors and masters degree in Agriculture from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.  He also attended University of Pacific, Stockton and California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock.

   In 1946 he left college and enlisted in the US Army as a Key Punch Operator until 1947. He then began teaching as an agriculture instructor at both Manteca and East Union High Schools.  His teaching and his students were his life.

   In 1968 he joined Modesto Junior College as a counselor and an instructor in the agriculture department, and the automotive department, where he taught until he retired.

   In 2006 he was inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame, for his contribution to the Young Farmer Program and to FFA programs for the Manteca Agriculture Community.

   He enjoyed raising sheep, pigs and cattle.  He often played golf with his many friends and his brother.

    He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and fishing. His fondest memories were being involved in the County Fair Boards and being a county Fair Judge.

   He and his wife retired to Angels Camp where he did volunteer work for the American Red Cross.

   He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Albert Richina and sister-in-law rose Richina.

   He is survive by his wife, Delia Richina, sister Marjorie Moorman or Manteca and several children, Catherine Richina Fatzer of Manteca, Richard Richina of Manteca, Christine Richina Hughey of Arizona, Cynthia Richina Gabert of Florida, Carrie Burruel of Denair, Renee Nolte, Colleen D'Annunzio, and Michael Toberer al from North Carolina, Brian Toberer of Turlock, 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren..

   The Rosary/Mass will be at Saint Patricks Catholic Church in Angels Camp Saturday September 9, 2017 at 9 AM with interment immediately following mass at the Angels Camp Catholic Cemetery.

   Contributions in memory of Richard should be sent to Foothill Pregnancy Center, 427 N. Hwy 49, Ste 101, Sonora, CA 95370.

   A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.   Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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