Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ


Richard P. Saldibar Sr.

11 décembre , 194911 juillet , 2019

Richard P. Saldibar Sr passed away on Thursday, July 11th at 69 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra and his children Rich, Patrick, and Katie, his big sisters Joann and Esther, and his brothers Jesse, John, and Tony. He is also survived by his stepchildren Velvet, Kailyn, Scotty, and Alex and his step-grandchildren Jacob, Karissa, Kurtis, and Brian. Rich has moved on to return to the loving arms of his first wife, Colleen, his sisters Gloria and Josephine, and his mother and father, Hortense and Manuel.

Rich had such love in his heart for everybody in his life and gave us all so much. He loved being on his boat and taking his friends and family out for a cruise. Richard was a proud Vietnam Veteran and an active member of the American Legion Post 232, where he was Commander from ‘05-‘07.

At the end of the day, you could always depend on him for everything.

We are all going to miss him so deeply and the world is already a different place without him.

Please join us to say our final goodbyes. Wake will be held Thursday, July 18 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin Funeral Mass will be held Friday July 19, 10:00am at St. Mary's Church, 740 W. Bay Ave, Barnegat, NJ with burial to follow immediately at St. Mary Cemetery, Beachview Ave, Manahawkin.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to his cherished American Legion Post 232 of Barnegat, NJ.

To leave online for the family, please visit www.shinnfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation jeudi, 18 juillet , 2019
  • Visitation jeudi, 18 juillet , 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial vendredi, 19 juillet , 2019
  • Committal Service vendredi, 19 juillet , 2019


Richard P. Saldibar Sr.


Kathleen Alferez

6 septembre , 2019

I truly Loved you. You will be so deeply missed. We had a LOVE that was unexplainable. Will truly miss you. Will always have your DVDs that you made for me. Will miss you my handsome LOVE. XOXO

Bailey James

19 août , 2019

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Richard Saldibar Sr. Richard truly was the type of person that made you feel like part of the family. When I first visited him at his home in NJ, he was so excited to take me to all of his favorite spots and truly get the Barnegat experience. Richard also took me to see New York City, he shared so many of his stories of growing up in New York, he also took us to see the Christmas Rockets show. He made me feel like part of his Family. I will always have love in my heart for Richard Saldibar Sr. Thank You for all the great experiences. Bailey

Edward Kowal

31 juillet , 2019

I never knew him as Smokey, but I knew him as a great member of the track team at St. Peter's on Staten Island. He was contender, for sure.

I was on the track team for one year only, my freshman year, but he was a stand out even then.

Rest in peace, Richie.

Amanda Formica

20 juillet , 2019

Saldibar family- I am so sad to hear about your dad. He was such a nice man, was my regular customer at the Barnegat Wells Fargo and would always talk about his kids he was so proud of. Whenever he would visit he would update me on the latest xo I will pray for your comfort. Rest In Peace Mr Saldibar.

Ed Gorman

18 juillet , 2019

My sincerest sympathies to Rich's family. I met Rich as freshman n High School . He was a friend forever.
When he cam home from Viet Nam we were in College together. lt was like yesterday. We did have some great times
He always greeted you with a big smile .
We were recently talking about going to the Olympic Trials next year.
You will always be missed
Bless your soul and Rest In Peace Smokey !


17 juillet , 2019

Character is seen and not talked about. A little story: Years ago during a softball game our ten year old neighbor Tim, ran over,excited to ask Richard about track. Obviously something in the S.I. advance caught his eye. After game I saw Richard take him aside to talk to him. I later found out that Richard , not only explained track, but took the extra step to take him to his Track practice and allowed him to practice with him. little Tim could talk about nothing else for weeks. This simple act showed the character of Richard. He was fully giving of himself to help others . This was the young Richard.....He never changed Love you Richard, your brother Jess.

Patrick stapleton

17 juillet , 2019

Rest In Peace.

Tom Walsh

16 juillet , 2019

I have many fond memories of running with Rich at St. Peter's. Although two years behind in class, Rich was always friendly and supportive, and a leader by doing on the track. In the spring of 1967 up at Cardinal Spellman in the Bronx, St. Peter's won the Christian Brothers Championship 60 to 59.5. Rich anchored our two mile relay team (Mike McCarthy, myself, Don Gavrity, and Rich) to 2nd significantly contributing to the win. I am very grateful to have seen Rich at the last couple of Saint Peter's track reunions.

Ken Brown

15 juillet , 2019

Richard Saldibar and I had the most wonderful times together running for St. Peter's in Staten Island,NY. Richard was a year a head of me in school. Not only were we team mates but wonderful friends. We talked about getting our school clothes at Lobel's in Port Richmond,Going to Gene's for the best Italian Cuisine in Port Richmond. .We won many races at Port Richmond HS in Staten Island for St. Peter's H.S.. My fondest memory is when Richie pushed me to run a big race at the Eastern States at Randall's Island ,NY where we broke 8 minutes in the two mile relay and set the S.I record. We remained steadfast friends. In certain times in my life , as we grew older, Richard gave me the wisdom I needed. He was a wonderful friend that I will miss dearly.
My dear friend Richard Saldibar.
Love you forever
Ken Brown class of 68 St. Peter's HS

Marty McGowan

15 juillet , 2019

Sometimes it seems that what happened 50+ years ago is something that happened just yesterday.
I was an insecure sophomore runner at St. Peter's when Richie was a senior, and one of the best high school runners, not only at St. Peter's, but in the entire city of New York .

Rich always had time to help out and encourage awkward people like me.
I'm so glad that we were able to reconnect these past few years at the St. Peter's Alumni reunions. I did get a chance to tell him thanks , and I'm forever grateful for that .


Rest in Peace ,Smokey !