OBITUARY

Richard Charles Stephens

November 12, 1952February 15, 2021
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Richard Charles Stephens, 68, of Loveland passed away on February 15, 2021.

Richard was born in Beacon, New York on November 11, 1952 to parents Harold and Viola (nee Fleming) Stephens. Rich and Colleen were married Feb. 9, 1974. Rich is retired from the NYS Dept. of Corrections, and his title upon retirement was, General Mechanic. He was a graduate of John Jay HS, Hopewell Jct., NY.

Richard enlisted in the US Marine Corp. May 1971 and received an honorable discharge May 1973 honorably serving during the Vietnam War. He dedicated his life to our Country, serving with pride and honor.

Rich had many passions: hunting, golfing and motorcycle trips with close friends were a few of his favorite things to do. His greatest joy was being with family and friends always and he was always willing to lend a helping hand in any way he could. His generosity and giving nature was what made him the amazing person he is, there are not enough words for such an insurmountable task!

Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Colleen Stephens; daughter, Christine (Vincent) Wylie; grandson, Nicholas John (Alexandra) Wylie all of whom reside in Windsor, Colorado; brothers, David (Kathleen) Stephens, and Donald (Liz) Stephens, and Earl Stephens; sisters, Karen (Wayne) Davis, and Kimberly (John) O’Donnell. He will also be missed my numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a great niece, and one great nephew.

Richard was preceded in death by his twin brother, Howard and sister, Kathleen.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Vinny Wylie, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nicholas Wylie, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dave Stephens, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jason Christopher, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Paul Saporite, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John O'Donnell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tim Laffin, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Reception

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Memories

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Beverly Sassi

February 22, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Colleen and all of Rich's family. Richard was such a wonderful friend to us and we are so grateful to have been a part of his life. He was a very caring, loving person and always a pleasure to be in his company. We miss you terribly my friend. Rest in peace. Love, Steve, Bev, Sarah and Samantha

Laura Fellegara

February 22, 2021

Surprise visit from Rich at the bungalow, He was a great guy. Will be missed. Rip Rich 🙏🏻😇 Our thoughts and prayers are with you Colleen. All our love ❤️ 🥰 The Fellegara family

Brian Rexhouse

February 21, 2021

Coleen and family,
Was very sad to hear of the loss of Rich.
Had some great times with Rich at Goodfella's. The gentle giant of a man will be missed by many. It was my pleasure and honor to know Rich.

Danny Orza

February 20, 2021

My condolences to all the family and friends of Rich. My thoughts and prayers for strength and healing are with you. Rest in peace my friend.

Tim Laffin

February 18, 2021

Rich was my closest and although it sounds cliche my very best friend! We shared many memories but he became my youngest son Derek's godfather. Literally the most generous. One day Derek was looking out our kitchen window and saw a white fox he said can I shoot it I said you can if you can mount it needless to say he did not. He told Rich about it and he said you should of shot it I would've paid for the mount. My true friend and I believe that's so hard to find. In my heart and thoughts forever!

Jared Coschignano

February 18, 2021

I was lucky to be Richie’s next door neighbor for most of my life. He was the giant that lived next to me. He’ll always be a giant in my great memories of him and his family. Hopefully his pain is gone and he can relax and drink some beers with dad and watch over us. RIP Mister.

Karen Davis

February 18, 2021

Rich was my older brother. He was a amazing person with the larges heart of anyone I know. He was loved by so many. I believe he is resting easy with my sister and his twin brother. Mom and Dad must be in their glory. But most of all he is in no more pain. I thank God for that. Rich, till we meet again brother, you will be in my heart. I love you and will miss you.

Lisa Beahan

February 17, 2021

I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear brother Richie. He was such a good and kind man. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you. 🙏🏼❤️

Toni Taylor

February 17, 2021

My sincere condolences in the loss of your beloved Richie. He was so very kind and gentle and went out of his way to show his love and care. I can picture him at the banquet table in heaven with dear Uncle Sue, Aunt Vi, Howie and Cathy. My heart and prayers are with you all. ❤️🙏