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Richard Allen Ristau
  • April 20, 1952
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  • May 01, 2011

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Richard Allen Ristau, 59, Vero Beach, Fl died Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was born in Albany, New York and came to this area in 2006 from Bellvue, Colorado. He was a graduate of the University of Maine and worked as a property manager for Elliot Merrill Property Management. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Janell Anne Blackmore Ristau, two sons Robert W and Michael R Ristau both of Queensbury, NY, his Mother Nancy Ann Noble of Vero Beach, FL, sister Linda Foley of Hingham, NY and brother David Ristau of Troy, NY.  He was preceded in death by his father Richard G Ristau. Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach FL 32169 is in charge of arrangements.   Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Friends may send their condolences to the family at www.baldwincremation.com. A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.

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  1. 01 Jun 2011
    Diantha Hawkes Grant says:
    Janelle, I was a classmate of Rich's at Maine. So deeply sorry for your loss and all that he must have gone through. We were PE majors together and he and his TKE brothers actually kidnapped me for a Pledge Class party they had our freshman year - it's a long story. He was a great guy and a lot of fun. I am also the class correspondent for the Maine Alumnus, so I will be sure to let our classmates know. Live life to the fullest - it looks like he did.

  2. 12 May 2011
    Schuyler Morse says:
    Rob & Mike, I want you to know that I am thinking of you guys and know the pain you are feeling. I will always remember our families walking together to the Balloon Festival. Its the memories that will keep you going.

  3. 07 May 2011
    Otis and Barbe Pike says:
    Dear Janelle,
    Rich always went out of his way to help us if we needed it, or asked for assistance. He was truly a nice person. We enjoyed seeing the photos of him fishing, as Otis thought he was one of the best fishermen he had ever met.
    His was a good life cut too short too soon.
    Otis and Barbe Pike
    The Billows
    Vero Beach, Florida
    His was a good life cut too short too soon. We shall miss him.
    Sincerely,
    Otis and Barbe Pike
    The Billows, Vero Beach, Florida

  4. 06 May 2011
    Duane & Connie Kunkel says:
    Janelle, Michael & Rob, we want you to know what a great friend Rich was to us. The memories we have with him are priceless. We got to know Rich when we lived in Windsor, CO and were building homes. He was our lumber rep. He was the best at what he did and you know, we havn't found anybody that compares. Our chats around the kitchen table during that time, of course, "all business" were always enjoyable. Duane and Rich both have a love for the outdoors, Duane mostly hunting, but Rich got him going fishing a time or two. If you ever heard the story of a canoe about capsizing that was Duane and Rich.

  5. 04 May 2011
    Sam Shoultz/Ken Matzner says:
    Rich, we will miss the depth of your friendship, your smiles and your wit. You did things with us, and for us, that we will not forget, and you will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

  6. 03 May 2011
    Judy Cheney says:
    I will miss you Rich. We had a lot of good times together and I'm glad I was able to introduce you to your wife. I'll miss you singing in my kitchen while you painted and I'll miss talking to you while you worked around the house. You fought the good fight but it was tought and I'm glad your struggle is over. May you truly rest in peace and may all of their memories comfort your loved ones.

  7. 02 May 2011
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    My Dad at the helm
    My Dad at the helm

  8. 02 May 2011
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    Rich with wife Janell, sons Rob & Michael
    Rich with wife Janell, sons Rob & Michael

  9. 02 May 2011
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    Rich fishing
    Rich fishing

  10. 02 May 2011
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    North Platte River, Wy
    North Platte River, Wy

  11. 02 May 2011
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    Alaska Fishing Trip
    Alaska Fishing Trip

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    Alaska Fishing Trip
    Alaska Fishing Trip

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    Alaska Fishing Trip
    Alaska Fishing Trip

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    Rich's dog Ducci
    Rich's dog Ducci

  15. 02 May 2011
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    Dad and Me fishing
    Dad and Me fishing

  16. 02 May 2011
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    Dad and Me at Sebastian Inlet
    Dad and Me at Sebastian Inlet

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    Dad and Bear
    Dad and Bear

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    Alaska Fishing Trip
    Alaska Fishing Trip

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    North Platte River, Wy
    North Platte River, Wy

  20. 02 May 2011
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    Christmas Cruise 2009 Cozumel
    Christmas Cruise 2009 Cozumel

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    Rich and Janell
    Rich and Janell

  22. 02 May 2011
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    Alaska Fishing Trip
    Alaska Fishing Trip

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    Alaska Fishing Trip
    Alaska Fishing Trip

  24. 02 May 2011
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    Dad and Mike in Saratoga
    Dad and Mike in Saratoga

  25. 02 May 2011
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    Dad, Mike and Siena taking a walk
    Dad, Mike and Siena taking a walk

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    Christmas Cruise 2009
    Christmas Cruise 2009

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    Dad and Me at Sebastian
    Dad and Me at Sebastian

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    Dad and Me with the Sea Turtles
    Dad and Me with the Sea Turtles

  29. 02 May 2011
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    Sebastian Inlet Catch
    Sebastian Inlet Catch

  30. 02 May 2011
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    Dad and Me fishing at Heron Cay
    Dad and Me fishing at Heron Cay

  31. 02 May 2011
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    A day at the beach
    A day at the beach

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