Rick Urrutia

September 06, 2013 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It is with great sorrow that I am sharing the news that Rick Urrutia passed away on August 27th.  Rick was a long-time member of the Redwood Shores Tennis Club.  He was a really nice guy: always ready with a joke and a laugh; a tennis player who was fun to play with, and a great friend.


When he was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, Rick fought back with everything he had, and he maintained his optimism, sense of humor, and enjoyment in life the entire way.  Rick was so full of energy, it was hard to believe he was facing such a serious disease.  It is hard to believe he is gone.


You may send cards to Barb at 423 Bark Dr., Redwood Shores, CA 94065.  In honor of Rick, please consider signing up at BeTheMatch.org at no cost to be in the stem cell registry.  Also, contributions can be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (bgcp.org.)


A tribute to Rick is planned on Friday September 20 at 2pm at Skylawn Memorial Park.  There will be an open speaking section for a portion of the service that those close to Rick can speak at. Due to the large gathering of friends and family who are attending and limited time, please keep your comments to 1-2 minutes. Feel free to write any thoughts you might have and to bring a copy as the family would appreciate any memories of Rick you might have, even if not spoken.


A reception will follow from 3-6pm and there will be time to share stories in greater detail.  We hope it will be a special time to remember an amazing father, husband and friend to those who attend as well as those who can't.


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