February 16, 1948 – May 6, 2020
Richard Garrick, 72, passed away at home in the early morning of May 6th while surrounded by family. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Sharon; son, Richard, and family; son, Ryan, and family; 4 grandchildren; and his siblings: David, Diane, Jim, and Debbie.
A graduate of Beaverton HS, class of ’66, Richard joined the US Marine Corps and served from 1966-1970. Semper Fi, Devil Dogs! While on leave visiting his family, he happened to spy a pretty young thing who was friends of his sister, Diane. 21 days later he wed Sharon and began the 50-year journey by her side.
After honorably discharging from the USMC, Richard became a business owner/entrepreneur, and owned/operated several businesses until he decided to travel the world with Sharon by his side. During breaks between cruises or galivanting around the world, Richard would volunteer his time to his church, Meals On Wheels, and Zarephath Kitchen.
An avid Geocacher, amateur winemaker, beer brewer, bread baker, and chef (to stretch the term), are but a few of the hobbies that Richard enjoyed. Always the life of the party, his humor and joie de vivre was known to all that were lucky enough to be near him.
Due to COVID-19 concerns and respect for public health, a service to honor and remember Richard will be at an undetermined later date.
The family will miss him dearly.
Remembrances in Richard's memory may be made to Zarephath Kitchen or Meals On Wheels.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
May 18, 2020
So glad I got to know you and Richard - my fellow cruisers and Lutherans!
We had some wonderful times and laughs! One always knew when Richard was in the room - definitely livened a place up!
He will be missed!
May 17, 2020
I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Richard well, but he and I would often park next to each other when picking up our grandsons from kindergarten and first grade. His daughter-in-law is the sister of our daughter-in-law, so on occasion we would also meet at grandson's birthday parties and soccer games. He was a pleasant and enjoyable man who had nice stories to tell about his family. I looked forward to those encounters and pray his family will find comfort in this difficult time.
May 17, 2020
We were very happy when Richard and Sharon moved to our neighborhood. They came with a desire to join our community activities and meet their new neighbors. Richard always had a nice smile and happy disposition. We will miss him!