Richard Ralph Bianchi, 78, died Monday, February 1, 2021 from complications related to cancer. Richard or “Dick” as we always called him, fought the fight against his cancer in the months prior to his death. He died peacefully at home with his wife Leona and longtime family friend Joe Labadini by his side.
Dick leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Leona Marion (Cambria); his daughters, Andra Ruscoe and husband Rob; Alyssa Sargent and her husband Jason; his grandchildren, Presley (PJ) Sargent and Cassius Sargent; his sisters, Nancy Zero, Jean Bianchi.
Dick was born in Chelsea, MA on January 16, 1943 and lived a full and loving life. He owned an Oil Business in Revere, MA and a Photo Finish business in Revere, MA. In 1996 Dick moved to Scottsdale, AZ, where he learned to ride horses and owned 2 horses. Dick worked as a General Manager for Standard Parking, in Arizona and Las Vegas for many years. Once retired, Dick started his owned business, Arizona Barrier Gates, which he ran successfully for the past 10 years.
Dick was in the Navy-Air Reserves. He had a love for airplanes and in his younger days took flying lessons. Dick loved to golf and played 18 holes every chance he got. Dick had a passion for cooking. He loved entertaining and having friends over for dinner parties. He was President of the Encanterra Country Club in 2017. Dick lit up the room when he walked in. His favorite trips were traveling to Italy and Maui, Hawaii. We must not forget the love and passion he had for his blue heeler “Reeta”.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made directly to The Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue, 100 Easy Street, Suite 3647, Carefree, AZ 85377.