January 14, 1947 – July 27, 2020
Richard J. Asmega age 73 of North Port, FL passed away July 27, 2020 at 3:33 am. He was born on January 14, 1947 in Methuen, Massachusetts to Bob and May Asmega. Richard graduated from Tenney High School, class of 1965 and received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University. He was an Engineer at Raytheon Technologies and recorded music for PBS and Discovery Technology. Richard also had his own recording studio in Reel Adventures in Boston, Massachusetts. He had many accomplishments in life, but his proudest moments were receiving 2 Emmy Awards for Sound Engineering with Discovery and PBS Television Stations. Richard was an extraordinary Luthier, with the magic touch to make guitars play like butter. He even built a guitar for Tom Petty. Richard played bass guitar alongside Kenny Rogers, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Bo Diddley and more. Among other achievements, he recorded the Corridor of Faces Album by Lazy Smoke and Photographed Keith Moon of the WHO for a photoshoot. In Richards’s spare time, he enjoyed playing and teaching guitar, photography, gardening and spending time with his wife, Karen. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Rob Asmega. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Hartman; children, Sara Moreault, Loreen Asmega, and Allison Asmega; grandson, Liam Moreault; his nephew, Rob Asmega of CA; nieces, Jean Marie Asmega of CA, Kimberly Asmega of NH, and Tracey Asmega of FL; brother, Al and sister-in-law Delores Asmega; and sister-in-law, Gay Asmega. A tribute to Rick Asmega’s life will be held on Labor Day weekend to celebrate his accomplishments in music. There will be videos played showing Rick playing his favorite guitars. Information will be given out on Rick’s Facebook page for the place and time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given toward the Musician Scholarship Fund “Rick Asmega Fund”, dedicated for Scholarships given to music students at: Life Realized, Inc.; 1811 Englewood Road #204, Englewood, FL 34223. Email email@example.com for more information or call the Musician Scholarship administration office at 941-681-8188.
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August 2, 2020
I know he loved Karen and his music helped his soul to breath better during his last few years. He put up a brave fight . He will be missed.
July 29, 2020
Many fond memories of working together, following the band and many family cookouts and dinners when we were young. Rest in peace my friend,
July 29, 2020
May you be athe peace richard,
Your cousin gary!