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Richard Estrada

Birth Date: October 30, 1951
Death Date: January 17, 2016

Richard Estrada was born October 30, 1951 in Sacramento, California. He passed away peacefully on January 17, 2016 at the age of 64. Richard was very fortunate and blessed to have the love of the Lueras siblings. He is survived by the Lueras family: Patrick (Madelyn), Sylvia, Andrew (Karleen), Larry (Dee), Monica, Loretta (John), Pauline (Robert), Mike (Betty) and Christina (Frank). He was cared for by his sister Dolores “Lola” Lueras, and eventually Monica Lueras who provided unconditional love and care for him. He eventually went on to live in Auburn and was cared for by Westwood Care Home.

Richard is preceded in death by his mother Antanacia Avalos Estrada, his father Manuel Estrada, his sister Lola Lueras, brothers Eddie, Robert, Butch and David. Survived by sisters Rachel, Angie, Ampara and Val; brothers Carlos, Rufino and Manuel.

Richard was the “Master of Puzzle Making”. He loved being in the mix of parties, loved to dance and give hugs to everyone. He enjoyed school at Orange Grove. Special thanks to Westwood Staff for caring for him and making him feel at home. It brings comfort knowing Richar will be reunited with his loved ones.

Rosary will be on Thursday, January 28th at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, 4701 Marysville Blvd at 6:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 29th at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 1717 El Monte Avenue, followed by graveside services at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park.

Sunset Lawn Memorial Park
4701 Marysville Boulevard Sacramento, CA
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Committal Service
January 29, 2016
11:30 am
- 12:00 pm
Sunset Lawn Memorial Park
4701 Marysville Blvd Sacramento, CA 95838
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Funeral Mass
January 29, 2016
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
ST. Joseph Catholic Church
1718 El Monte Avenue Sacramento, Ca 95815
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January 28, 2016
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes
4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838
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January 28, 2016
4:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes
4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838
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  1. Uncle Richard may you rest in peace with the angels! I didnt see you too much but I remember the times I did see you, you were such filled with joy and laughter. My condolences to my Estrada family and whoever knew Uncle Richie. Give my grandpa Butch my LOVE"until we all see eachother again:heart:

  2. I worked with Richard at Orange Grove, and he was one of the most loving and gentle men I know. His sod gentle voice always made me smile when he said "hi Kafy"…he would always approach someone he didn't know at school ,such as a visitor to the school, with an outstretched hand and a "hello…Richard " he could melt any :heart: That ever met him.
    Though Orange Grove Adult School is no more, Richard's gentle energy and spirit will always fill the hallways…take flight with the angels sweet Richard :angel::skin-tone-3:

  3. Uncle Rich Rest In Peace….
    I will always have so many wonderful memories of you, especially your 2 step!
    My condolences to the Lueras and Estrada families.
    Bobby Apodaca & family

  4. Our dearest uncle Rich, you sure are going to be missed. We have so many memories growing up with you and feel very blessed. He always was the center of attention and the kids loved him. I remember him calling me from grandma's house and saying. "Walla des guess what on tv"…what Rich, "steinensign" Frankenstein. I tell him come over. He would ride his bike from North Sac "Leitch Ave" to our house, then call his mom he made it. Tear! So many good memories! Love you mejo. "High five" uncle Rich

  5. Uncle Rich left behind so many memories over the years that I will never forget.
    When living @ home, he enjoyed our house parties with our friends. Always the center of attention. When he took the dance floor everyone would make a circle and Rich would dance in the center and we'd be egging him on. The loader we screamed, the faster he would dance 🙂
    Another memory walking to the bus stop everyday with me & my friends. He was the leader of the pack; everyone had to walk behind him and he was so proud to show us the way. He would give everyone "high 5" before he got his bus.

    I will miss you dearly Uncle Rich but will never ever forget you. You've left an imprint in my heart that will never go away. RIP Mejo

  6. Uncle Richard was the sweetest person. He loved everyone and he'd let you know it. So many fond memories with the family gatherings or just hanging out with friends. I remember he would walk with me & my friends to the bus stop. Everyone would have to walk in back of him because he was the leader of the pack. Same thing on the dance floor- we had to make a circle for him and cheer him on while he "Cut a Rug".
    I know he has the express lane in heaven because he is our Angel.

    Thank you for all the special memories you have given us. Forever in my heart. I Love you Rich (Squig)

    Love Pepper (Peeboo)

  7. My heart is heavy on the passing of our precious Uncle Rich. I have so many beautiful memories. When I was a teen, Uncle Rich and I could play a mean game of badminton. He stood in one spot and we just hit back-n-forth until he got tired, then he slammed it. I lost, he always won. We did many puzzles together, he was and will always be "The Master of Puzzle Making". I will miss our special times together. Go in Peace Uncle Rich and reunit with ALL the Angels above. I will forever hold you in my heart. :heart: Love your niece, Pauline aka Pal-lik, Junior, Lil Rob & Nick

  8. My heart is heavy on the passing of our precious Uncle Richard. He was a BIG part of our Lueras family. I have so much that I could share, so many memories. I can say I loved when I was in my teens, Richard and I played Badminton a lot. He would stand in one spot without moving and we hit back n forth for a long time, then when he became tired he hit it hard. I lost, he always won. I will forever treasure our special times together. I love you Uncle Rich. Rest in Peace and reunit with all our loved one's. "Master of Puzzle Making". Love your niece Pauline aka Pal-lik :heart:

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