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Richard James Impala
August 8, 1942 - November 12, 2017

Richard  James Impala

Richard James Impala
Aug 8, 1942 - Nov 12, 2017

Richard  James Impala
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Richard James Impala
"Papa"
8/8/1942-11/12/2017

Our beloved Dad, Brother, Uncle, Papa and Friend has gone to be with the angels. Happily married for many years, he felt himself fortunate to be father to four beautiful children and six sweet grandchildren. As a young man he dutifully served in the Marine Corps and learned how to appreciate a minimalist lifestyle. He worked very hard in the restaurant business for many years. Always a dreamer but ultimately a realist, he learned life was simple. He escaped to the beach for a good long while, always able to find solace in the vastness of the deep blue sea. A natural born storyteller he wrote many stories and poems through his life. He cherished gifts of love and beauty (and scotch) over monetary tokens. His prized possessions were the rare close friendships he had and the love of his family. A hearty sense of humor carried him through any tough time. He always had the ability to get people to see the glass was half full and what was crummy today would usually be better tomorrow. We learned invaluable lessons from his life. He will forever be greatly loved. At his request, no traditional service is planned. He would like to be remembered in your own time, at a place meaningful to you. "We'll see ya when we see ya, Pop".

 
 

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