Richard Abril Sr.

October 19, 1954August 10, 2011

Richard Abril Sr. 56 longtime resident of Phoenix, AZ pass away peacefully and unexpectedly on August 10th 2011. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart Cindy Lou Abril of 41 yrs. He is also survived by his parents Ben and Tille Abril, son Richard and (wife) Stella Abril, Daughter Christina and (husband) Frank Armenta. Brothers: Ben and (wife) Lupe Abril, Scott and (wife) Vivian Abril, Michael, Jimmy and twin brother Ronnie. Sisters: Francis and (husband) Arturo Galvan, Eleanor and (husband) Pete Garcia. He is proceeded in death by his daughter Rachel Abril, brother Frank Abril and sister MaryAnn Jamieson. He also has 4 loving grandchildren and many cousin, nieces and nephews. He severed in the United States Marine Corp and was employed by the United States Post Office. He was the jack of all trades. He was also a very loving and caring husband and man. He had an overwhelming willingness to help others. He had a magnetic personally and was always the life of the party. There are no words to express how many lives he has touched. He will be missed by all that knew him. We love you dad. Hoo Rah…….. Semper Fi Services will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Greenwood Memorial Lawn 719.N 27th Ave. Viewing from 9am to 11am and service start at 11am.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 16, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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jimmy abril

June 25, 2012

Hey brother, it's been almost a year and it's still hard to believe your not with us. Not a day goes by that i dont think about you and all you did for me and Nikayla. You were truly a godsend. I will never say it enough but thank you for being my BIG brother. See you at the next Rams game!

Scott Abril

August 24, 2011

To my Sister Cindy, my nephew Richard Jr. and my niece Christina, my heart goes out to you all. Cindy you know I'm here if you need but you won't have to ask. I remember how you laughed when I would tease my brother constantly. Richard Abril Jr. I'm proud to be your tio, You handled yourself with respect and honor. If you need me I'm here but I may need you more. Your dad was my hero growing up. Christina you were the world to him. If you or Frank, Adam, or Nevaeh need me I'm always a phone call away. May God give you strenght to go forward. I know your dad would want that.. I will pray for the healing process to begin in your lives. Tio Scott.

Greg, JoAnn & Family

August 21, 2011

To Cindy Abril & Family, we're sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. Our condolences go out to you, and may Richard rest in peace.

Johnny Martinez

August 20, 2011

I only wish I could have known my cousin and his family,my heart goes out to all his family,I will pray for you all that you hold all your loving memories in your heart.sincerely your cousin

Michael Abril

August 19, 2011

Hey brother I will surely miss you alot when I watch the Rams and the Cardinals games. But I know that you will be watching with me, especially when the Rams play the Cardinals. I'll miss you every day and I know I will see each other again and the family miss you so much. Love your brother Micheal.

August 17, 2011

I only wish I could have known my cousin and his family,my heart goes out to all his family,I will pray for you all that you hold all your loving memories in your heart.sincerely your cousin Eveln Gracia

Lissa Santa Cruz

August 17, 2011

Cindy, Christina, & Richard
My deepest condolences to you all. Even though we lost touch, you were all a part of me. So sorry for Richard leaving at an unexpected time, but now Rachel is with her dad. I love you all so much. You guys take care of your mom.

Nina Sanchez

August 16, 2011

Cindy and Family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the strength from God come more so in your time of need.. All my love and blessings to you and yours. Your cousin Nina and family...

Irene Steffen

August 16, 2011

Dear Cindy I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Richard. He was a wonderful Man! Although I can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All

Richard Abril jr

August 16, 2011

This is a tough one to take dad. I've been hit hard but not this hard. One thing I have in my corner is faith and it's hard to completely understand but I'm tracking. You will be missed...that's for sure! I'm truly grateful you were here for the birth of Layla, my marriage to my wonderful wife Stella and extraordinary stepdaughter Ally and to make sure we had everything moved in to our new home. I did it dad. I'm a family man and you were here for it all. Mom and Sis will be good to go so carry on with the mission there. We will all be together again. Its the plan of the Man upstairs. All we need to do is listen and follow orders. We love you! Semper Fi