Richard J Avila Jr
Richard was born & raised in Santa Barbara, the eldest child of Richard Sr. & Barbara Avila.
He attended SBHS, where he met his high school sweetheart and future wife Irma Gonzalez they were married on December 24th, 1988.
He battled Leukemia for two long years. God decided he need not suffer anymore and took him home, he died peacefully at home in his son’s arms.
He is survived by his wife Irma, children Jake and Jaqueline, grandson Eli, his mother Barbara, sister Michelle, and * His brother from another mother, Ray 🙂
Richard loved all music. He could be found most every Friday night in “The Lab “with is closest friends & family, creating a new playlist to share with his friends. He also enjoyed camping, sports- Go Raiders, & his humming birds.
Richard is at Peace now & will be missed by us all.
There will be a dedicated mass for him at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday October the 7th at 12 noon, & a celebration of life reception to follow