December 04, 1945 - May 11, 2017
Rich was a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County.
On January 8th,1973 Richard married the love of his life, his beautiful wife of 44 years Merrilee Martinez. Richard is survived by his wife, his six living children and their spouses; Rick & Trish Martinez, Kim & Shawn Brooks, Alexia Martinez & Scott Walton, Jennifer & Mathew Harrison, Erica Garner and Andrea Martinez. He also had 5 grandchildren Andrew & Andrea Walton, Hannah, Brandon, Richie, Gabby and two great grandchildren Bella & Chloe.
Richard was a graduate of Santa Cruz High School in 1964, known for his success as a State Wrestling Champion, Drum Major in the Marching Band, and member of Hi Tow Boys Honor Society. He graduated from North Texas State . . .