Joseph Richard Brusca

December 18, 1946March 23, 2013

JOSEPH "RICK" BRUSCA Age 66, passed away on March 23, 2013 from cancer. He was born on Dec. 18, 1946 in Riverside, CA. He was a Realtor and retired in 2011. He served in the U.S. Navy as an EN2. He was a member of Sandals Church and Canyon Crest Country Club. Rick is survived by his wife Patti; daughters Dina and Taylor; sons Rick and wife Shannon; Mike and wife Amanda; sisters Jeanne and husband Randy, Sheri and husband Steve; brother Bob and wife Heidi; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 14 nieces and nephews; and 7 great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 5-8pm at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary in Riverside, CA. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:00am at Sandals Church, 150 Palmyrita Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 with a committal service at 12:45pm at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #4.


  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Joseph Richard Brusca

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April 4, 2013

May your Light shine in all of us, for the time you shared yourself with us.

I will miss you so much


Nicole Whorl

April 4, 2013

I am so saddened to hear of Rick's passing. I first knew of Rick back when Ralph Hoover was still around, my Father had worked with many of the Westcoe Family of Realtors. But it was back in 2001 when my Husband and I were introduced to Rick and he became our personal Realtor. Rick found us our very first home and i had to have this home and he made it Happen! Then in Summer 2004 we called on him again to help us sell our home to relocate and buy another. He was an amazing man and he wasn't just a Realtor to us he made us feel as though we were family. I wish all of Ricks Family Condolences, i feel truly blessed to have had him in our lives and I will remember his warm Happy Smile ... RIP RICK BRUSCA
Nicole & David Whorl

April 2, 2013

I wish to express my condolences to Rick's family. I know that this is a hard time for all of you. God promises in His word that soon "He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away." May God continue to provide strength and comfort through your family, friends and His word.

April 2, 2013

Thank you Rick for being such a wonderful grandfather to Andrew, Gavin and Natalie. Thank you also for "being there" for Amanda during times when she needed you. These past months have given your children the opportunity to show you how much they loved you. May their pain be shortened by memories of good times. May you rest in the palm of God's hands for eternity.
Jan Michon & Melissa Bridges

Barbara Johnson (Freeland)

April 1, 2013

Rick played ball with my brother and was always with a smile. Thinking and praying of the family at this time of loss. He was a great man and will be remembered fondly by many.

Lisa Poole-Daly

March 30, 2013

I am choking on words right now, as I just want to pretend that you are still here with us. All I know to say right now is Thank You. Thank you for being my Uncle Rick. Thank You for your guidance, your ability to make things happen, and your gentle demeanor. Your the best, and I Love You! Big hugs to you, you are soooo missed by all.

Carol Greene

March 30, 2013

I will miss our special coffee time. Love you lots

Vickie Pearson

March 29, 2013

I feel blessed to have known Rick. Such a wonderful man. He always had such a positive attitude and was always smiling. So caring! His family and his faith was so important to him. you will be missed.

Carolyn & Darren Shipley

March 28, 2013

You will trully be missed. The neighborhood will not be the same.

Carolyn & Darren Shipley

March 28, 2013

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.