Richard Raymond Quisano Jr.
September 23, 1960 – January 18, 2021
Richard Raymond Quisano Jr, 60, of Spring Valley, California, unexpectedly passed away on January 18, 2021 at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. Richie, as he was affectionately known to everyone, was born on September 23, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Richard and Josephine (Menor) Quisano. He graduated from Mount Miguel High School in 1978 and immediately entered the workforce where he thrived in the airline and aerospace government contractor industries until his end of life. Richie was employed at many companies during his lifetime, but he was very fond of his 12-year career with Northwest Airlines (NWA). During his time with NWA, he lived a short time in Las Vegas, Nevada, and spent the remainder of his NWA career living in Los Angeles, California. There he had many close friendships, which lasted long after he left NWA. He loved to tell all the funny stories of his days working with his many co-workers and their daily antics of taxiing, loading and maintaining the jetliners and cargo planes. After leaving NWA, he was blessed to find the job he would keep until his last day here with us. In 2004, he started as a temporary worker at ATK Space Systems, now known as Northrop Grumman, in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego that soon became a permanent 16-year job. Again, he made many close friendships and just as before, always had such great stories about his work life. He loved the people he worked with, and he loved his job. Richie was a hardworking man, who was known to never complain about his job and always wanted to help. He was always the smiling, positive co-worker that would always lend a hand. Richie was also a wonderful brother to his three sisters whom he loved very much. He was a very protective, loving brother who could also relentlessly tease you and who always wanted to make you laugh. He was known as the family barbequer, a dog lover, and a huge sports fan. Though he liked most sports, he enjoyed watching professional and college football, and professional baseball most of all. His other loves in life were fishing, off road trucks, riding his quad atv’s in the desert, and the beach. Richard is survived by his sisters, Joyce Hunter and her husband Craig of Spring Valley, CA, Beatrice Quisano of Honolulu, HI, and Bernice Quisano of Spring Valley, CA; eight nieces and nephews, and fourteen great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Josephine. The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Miramar Memorial Services for being very accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.
Richard Raymond Quisano Jr.
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February 18, 2021
On a family vacation in December 2001 my Ohana & I which included my parents Les & Mary visited the family in San Diego. Cousin Richard introduced us to one of his favorite Mexican takeout. He laughed when we said we got our tacos from Taco Bell. He had such an infectious laugh. And cousin Richard tried so hard to convince the little ones to go swimming in their pool. It was freezing cold. I can remember him saying that the pool was heated. It was a fun visit. Thank you cousin for the memories.