Richoso Services Info

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by scarbelly, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The services for Rich will be held Saturday in Norwalk CA at 1PM.

    In lieu of flowers the family has asked that a donation be made to

    Spencer Hospice Foundation

    3401 Sunflower # 225

    Santa Ana CA 92704

    In the name of

    Richard Grijalava

    If anyone needs additional information please feel free to contact me via PM

    Additionally, I promised that I would print out the thread for Gloria regarding his passing with all of the wonderful comments so she and the family could see how much love and respect there is for him here.

  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the information Gary. Lets get the Rich stories in here folks.
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This thing is killing me. Although I am in Central Cali now, I lived in Santa Ana, and my parent or parents lived there for over 40 years before and after the death of my father.  I finished junior high, high school, and junior college there.  Yet, I never had the chance to meet him that I know of. I will be checking my high school yearbooks.

    Please let me know the appropriate forum in which to post a QVIEW in memory of him.

    R.I.P. my friend.
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It is difficult to describe the warmth and sincerity Rich expressed, in his writing, when welcoming a new member to this site in the phrase, "It is all good my friend".

    There is a is missed.......

    Condolences to all family and friends.......

  5. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thx gary............
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't know if I can explain this to you in a way that best describes a "relationship" that Kathy and I had with Rich and Gloria.

    In the years that I had grown know Rich and his generous personality we connected on a couple of levels. I was lucky enough to receive some of Rich's pepper seeds. I chose to save the seeds until I could devote the same attention to them that he had and I still have those seeds ready to plant. We exchanged several PM's and finally engaged in some phone calls. I can only imagine how happy Ron P was to have someone this warm calling him and encouraging him to push on.

    Rich and I  had numerous communications via email and on the phone and finally we met in person at the Pala cookoff. We had the great fortune to have them come to the house for dinner. This was a magical evening. I don't know if I can describe to you the feeling of instant friendship. When the evening was over we all hugged with the understanding that we had just created a lifelong friendship.  This was a special bond. Thank you Rich and Gloria for your amazing warmth and love.

    I want to thank all of you for taking the time to express your experiences with Rich. These  will be sent to Gloria and she and the family will be able to remember Rich's other family.

    Thank you all for your support of this amazing friend
  7. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info Gary.
  8. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Gary
  9. azkitch

    azkitch Smoke Blower

    I'm another guy who was touched by Rich's kindness and help while attempting to spark up some smoke. Thank you for your warmth and good advice, Rich. We know the clouds are really TBS! 

    Godspeed, good man!
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thx for stopping in's time over at our local board a short blessing.
  11. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    My Heart goes out to Rich's family, My deepest Sympathies and Condolences, he was always there to help somone
  12. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Gloria.  May God grant you grace in this time with a peace beyond understanding. He will be missed. He was truly a blessing to this forum and all of its members.
  13. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So sad to hear about Rich.His posts were always positive and friendly and his " It is all good my friend" never failed to make me smile. RIP my friend.
  14. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It hurts to know such a man has passed from our lives. He sure made an impact. We'll miss him. Rich, thanks for you, from us.
  15. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Man how did I miss these posts?? I tried hitting him up via PM cause I live so close to him I practically grew up in Whittier. I was hoping to get in contact with him and learn a few things. Sad times.
  16. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just received the news from a mutual friend. Richoso was a great help to me with good advice, and he was a generous friend to all. I am truly sorry for his passing and would like to offer by sincere condolences to his family and the friends who knew him best.

  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't have any great stories about Rich, but I never skipped by anything with his name on, and enjoyed all of his comments very much.

    May He R.I.P.

  18. I havent been on much lately, so I was sad to see that Rich has passed.  He always had a kind word and was quick with a helpful hint.  My condolences to his family.

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