Richard Collado

January 18, 1956April 13, 2014
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COLLADO, Richard, 58, passed away on April 13, 2014 in Tampa, FL. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Lillian Collado; children Richie (Maria), Jessica (Jason), and Jason (Veronica); grandchildren Valentina and Gia; sisters Rose Milanes and Carmen Biezunski as well as brother Kenneth Collado. A visitation will take place on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 3 to 6PM at Gonzalez Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Richard’s name to the American Diabetes Association or to Real Life Church. Arrangements entrusted to Gonzalez Funeral Home (813)931-1833.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 19, 2014

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April 11, 2015

Dad, I will never forget you and I love and miss you dearly.... I truly miss the long talks we had about sports, careers, and life..... I wish I could see you and spend time with you just one more day..... I made a promise to you that I will watch out for my mother and she is doing good right now..... I love you!!!

April 21, 2014

Dear Lilly,Jessica,Jason,Richie,Carmen Delia,Rosie,Kenny and their families.
Sorry could not be there with you during this time of sorrow,but my prayers and thoughts are with you. It is with tears in my eyes as I look back and see a person so full of life but yet Gone To Soon. When we found out you were sick I always prayed that you would come out of suffering and everything would be ok, but I guess GOD had other plans for you. Cuz I will always cherish our family memories and our great times growing up. Most of all I will remember that smile and those beautiful dimples. You will never be forgotten and will be missed by all. Love your cuz Laura & Family

April 18, 2014

Sorry that we can not be there physically, but know that we are there in spirit. My dear cuz Cuchie, we had not seen each other in a while, but when we did, we picked up right where we left off. Always talking about the good times we had growing up. We have great memories from our childhood. Thoughts and prayers to Lilly, Jessica, Jason, Richie, Carmen Delia, Rosie and Kenny (and their families). Always prayed for a miracle and hoped you would recover. We have another Angel in Heaven. You are loved and will be missed. Another family member gone too soon. Love your cousin Nanie & Family. Rest in Peace <3

April 17, 2014

Although we have not seen each other for a now time, you are a part of my family and memories. Our memories as children were great. I will always remember the fun times we had. You will always be in my heart. Love your cuz Carol & family. Rest in Peace.

Carrie Vargas

April 17, 2014

Even though we cannot be there physically, we are there in spirit. Love you much cuz. Our condolences to Lilly, Richie, Jessica, Jason & families. Also to Carmen Delia, Chuchie & Kenny. May God give you all strength and peace during this hard moment. QUE EN PAZ DESCANSES MI PRIMO. Love, your cuz Carrie & family

April 16, 2014

Lillian Collado and Family, The Collado Family from Soundview,

Our blessings and condolences from the Rosa Family, Bernardo (Bernie), Mina, our children Emilio, Mario, Milina, Selea and my sister Linda. Although time and distance kept us apart for many years "Cuchie" was my greatest childhood friend. Since our days in Soundview to my years in the military and throughout our college years, "Cuchie" walked large among our small group of friends. I was humbled to reconnect with him (and meet you) during the Stevenson Reunion and again at the Soundview Reunion. His family was my family and he was the unspoken leader of our small group of friends in Soundview. I will always cherish his friendship and know that his spirit will live on my heart and in the hearts of all who knew him.

Love, Bernie (Soundview), Mina, y la Familia Rosa.

Pike & Cookie Randolph

April 16, 2014

Lilly & Family
Pike & I have great memories of our time we shared with you guys, especially the time we purchased new homes about the same time, helping You guys with Insurance(Richard calling on several occasions) "smile" and of course the parties, and the time our kids had together when they were younger. Lil You know that you guys are in our Prayers now and always.

Love, Pike, Cookie, Edwin & Kevin

Staff of Gonzalez Funeral Home

April 15, 2014

Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to the family and friends. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.