Surprise Funeral Care

16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ


Richard Frederic EIGER

February 7, 1946January 6, 2020

Richard Frederic EIGER was born on February 7, 1946 and passed away on January 6, 2020.


  • Graveside Service Friday, January 10, 2020


Richard Frederic EIGER

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Marcy Karabanoff

January 12, 2020

From the first time I met Mr. Eiger his smile filled a room. He was a happy go lucky individual who made others smile with his smile. He entertained us at Steven and Arlene’s wedding with his quirky jokes. To see how happy he was on that day will always be etched in my mind. When I think of him I always envision a picture I took of him on that day on the beach with Steven. May the Lord embrace him with love and eternal rest in heaven.

My family will continue to keep Mr. Eiger and his family in our prayers.

Audrey Mastroianni

January 11, 2020

Losing someone so special to us is unbearable. My words will have little comfort, but please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers, and know that I’m here if you need me.
He was a great supervisor and person, and true friendship grew from this.
My happiest time was getting the two of you together for the beginning of a new life of love that continued for 31 years.

There will always be a place in my heart for you Rich ❤️

Zee. May all of your wonderful memories keep him with you always.


Jodi Sherer

January 10, 2020


I don’t think that there could be a more loving and beautiful sentiment from a son to his father. He was so proud of you.

When we were really young, the thought of “ seeing Uncle Rikki” made me so happy! I knew that we would be in for FUN when he was around. From roller coasters at six flags to making up new and hysterical verses of ( sorry everyone...) the Diarrhea Song, to laughing at his hair flap in the swimming pool 😂... he was all about making light of good and bad situations.

He gave my mother life, so that she could, in turn, give lives to my sister and I so selflessly. They were the best of friends and have always been an example, to me at least, of the strong bonds of siblings.

Love you so much cousin. And I thank your dad for the laughter, the memories and just for being my “ Uncle Rikki”.

Billy Burkhalter

January 9, 2020

I never had the pleasure of meeting your father. However, the word of God tells us that “you shall know a tree by the fruit it bears”. Knowing how kind, compassionate, and relentless you are, certainly paints a reflection of who your father was! You and your family will continually be in our prayers.

With deepest sympathy,

Billy Burkhalter

Steven Eiger

January 7, 2020

My father was the proudest person I have ever met and deservedly so. A Vietnam Veteran. A man who donated a kidney to his sister. A man who raised two kids alone in their earlier years. A successful engineer and leader. A devoted husband to his wife Zuleyka. A loving fighter.

There are too many memories to depict them all but if I selected a few... Sneaking me out of school for baseball games as a reward... Rebuilding a 65 Stang together in shop class... Having him in the audience as I presented to a crowd of entrepreneurs... Baking cuban bread dancing in the kitchen... Countless cheesesteaks and sliders over great conversations... His smell and his kiss.

I am devastated that heaven got this angel. I hope that he is finally able to hug his daughter and my sister again. I will miss you always.