Richard Earl Such

August 29, 1977November 26, 2018
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Richard Earl Such was born on August 29, 1977 and passed away on November 26, 2018 in Salem, Oregon.


  • Steven L Such, Father
  • Karen J Such, Mother
  • Katherin E Such, Wife
  • Cassidy Such, Daughter
  • Darin Such, Brother


16 December

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Salem Alliance Church

555 Gaines St. NE
Salem, OR 97301


Richard Earl Such

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Sharon Steele

December 11, 2018

Mr. Such was our daughter's band teacher at Crossler for 2 years. He was always a kind and patient man and seemed to genuinely love what he was doing with the kids. He will remain in our memories.

Bradie McColly

December 9, 2018

What heartbreaking news to hear of the passing of Rich. He was apart of so many years of my life. My heart goes out to Katie and the whole family. He was always such a light in the band room and such a great teacher, he will be missed.

zoey lamoureux

December 7, 2018

Mr.Such was my band teacher at Crossler Middle School he was a amazing teacher he let me play saxophone in 5th grade with out playing clarinet he was my moms band teacher and she loved him to everyone i have ever talked to about him always had something good to say about him he will be missed and Crossler will always remember him

TheZori Camp

December 6, 2018

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I met Rich through his lovely wife, Katie, and I thought he was funny, kind and had a a calm presence. I’ll always remember him whenever I think of the Oregon Ducks, since it was my first-EVER football game. We had a great time and I’m happy to have met him. #goducks #O

Bryan Schaap

December 4, 2018

I am so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Rich. My heart goes out to Katie and Cassidy, Rich's parents, brother, and other close family and friends. When Rich was in middle school he was in a small group of guys I led at his church. He was a great kid and easily one of my favorites! Even as a 12 or 13 year-old, it was evident that Rich loved the Lord and had a sincere faith. Although we haven't stayed much in touch, other than through Facebook in recent years, it's been a joy to see him grow and become a husband, father, teacher and leader, accomplished musician, and someone who has positively impacted so many around him. I pray for comfort in this heartbreaking loss. Praise God that through faith in Jesus and God's amazing grace, the door to heaven was open wide and there is eternal hope and confidence in a coming reunion.

Teresa Burgoni

December 2, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Rich. In the years afterwards whenever i ran into him he always greeted me with his big smile and warm sincere greeting. Rich was one of the sweetest guy you could ever meet, a loving man, a true one in a million. A teacher that taught for the love of Teaching.
I was fortunate to hear him play in one of the bands he played in, he loved playing. A True man of God. A man that will be truly missed.

Ricky Almeida

December 1, 2018

I worked with Rich at Crossler. He was one of the most kind and amazing people I have ever worked with. He will be missed.