A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at https://themmrf.org/.
OBITUARY

Richard Arango Jr.

October 19, 1959July 24, 2018
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Richard Arango, Jr., 58, of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away on July 24, 2018 at Treasure Coast Hospice.

Born in Weirton, West Virginia, Richard moved to the Port St. Lucie area over 30 years ago.

Richard retired 8 years ago from the Martin County Sherriff’s Department where he served on the Marine Unit, a job he truly loved. Known affectionately as “Wildman”, Richard loved to hunt and travel. He played a mean guitar and loved being in the West Virginian mountains.

Richard was a kind hearted man with a mischievous and generous spirit. He is truly loved and will be missed by many.

Richard is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lauren Arango of Port St. Lucie, FL; his daughters, Stephanie Lovechio (Anthony) of Port St. Lucie, FL and Vanessa Arango of Port St. Lucie, FL; brother, Troy Arango (Kathy) of West Virginia; sister, Lisa Arango of West Virginia; nephew, Justin Arango of West Virginia; nephew, Mathew Gonzalez of West Virginia.

Richard was predeceased by Richard Arango, Sr., of West Virginia.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 1:00PM with a celebration of his life to follow at Aycock at Tradition in Port St. Lucie FL.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at https://themmrf.org/.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lauren Arango of Port St. Lucie, FL; his daughters, Stephanie Lovechio (Anthony) of Port St. Lucie, FL and Vanessa Arango of Port St. Lucie, FL; brother, Troy Arango (Kathy) of West Virginia; sister, Lisa Arango of West Virginia; nephew, Justin Arango of West Virginia; nephew, Mathew Gonzalez of West Virginia.

    Richard was predeceased by Richard Arango, Sr., of West Virginia.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Richard Arango Jr.

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Zack James

July 28, 2018

I've never met another person like Richard, he was someone you could call a true friend. He was a joy to be around and there was never a dull moment. Richard was an outstanding man with a pure heart. My sympathy goes out to his family.

Carlos Maldonado

July 27, 2018

Through the years whenever I met this extraordinary person , never saw him without a beautiflul smile . I am sure that he is smiling to all of us right now from heaven.
He was also fortunate to have Lauren always close to him.
My sincere sympathy to the two daughters and the rest of the family.
Carlos

Christine Tunanidis

July 27, 2018

I am a Weir High School Class of 1978 graduate. I haven't seen Rich since graduation but for the past few years, I've watched his Hillybilly at Sea Salt Studio videos and read about his long fight with multiple myeloma. Everything he posted attested to his love for his friends and family, and life in general, and his determination to win his fight. My deepest sympathies to his wife, children, extended family and friends. May his memory be eternal.

Judith Poppell

July 26, 2018

Thank you Rich for being one of my favorite people and a good friend. I will cherish the memories always. I loved so many of your qualities especially the love for your wife, daughters and family. Thanks for your dedicated service to Martin County, my best memories of MCSO will always have you in them, loved talking to you. My life on Earth won't be the same without you, you were such an inspiration to me, so very special. Your faith was as large as your heart so I know you are at peace. Until we meet again, keep playing that guitar and sing with the angels. Will miss you.

Kevin Neverly

July 26, 2018

We worked at McDonald's on a crew team. Making burgers, and at the same time, talking about Weir High/ Madonna High School rivalries. Both of us belonged to the Weirton Heights VFD, Weirton WV. There was never a dull moment while Richie was around. If he didn't make you laugh, he made you think.. Think about yourself. There was nothing phony about Richie. He was just... himself. That is how I'll ALWAYS remember him. Rest in peace, brother.

Bobby Hinchee

July 25, 2018

Growing up and going through school together and the time you spent in Weirton Heights Vol. Fire Dept. with me you were always a stand up guy, happy go lucky. You touched my lives, I'm sure in your short life. I pray for your family and friends and that you be granted Eternal Rest my friend.

stanley Waite

July 25, 2018

Richard through my eyes was a very friendly, hard working guy who loved what life had to offer. He is too soon gone and will be missed, my prayers go out to his family and may he rest at peace.

Stan Waite

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