By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Richard Stephen Amos
Retired communications worker
Placeholder Image
Richard Stephen Amos entered life on Nov. 22, 1930 in Oakland CA to the sound of the Cal Marching Band celebrating Big Game and left this world quietly March 1, 2011 in Manteca CA.

A graduate of Hayward High School 1950, he was a member of the US Naval Air Reserve and Telephone Pioneers and was employed in the Bay Area for more than 45 years in the communications industry. He was an avid square dancer and a member of San Lorenzo Community United Church of Christ, singing in the choir and serving as Deacon and Moderator. He enjoyed participating in many church productions – playing a pirate in Penzance, a skunk in a comedy revue, a gangster in the Roaring 20’s and a cowboy in a western.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents. Harry Stephen and Gertrude (Ebert) Amos and his daughter Kathleen (Amos) Reed. He was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and made friends of most everyone he met.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Romalee (Okey) Amos; sister Mary Lou Compton; children Susan Azevedo, Chris DePaepe (Dale), and Steve Amos (Rebecca); grandchildren Jeromy Kelsey (Jaymi), Andrew Marshall (Holly), Aaron Marshall, Melissa Reed, Michael Reed, Joshua Azevedo, Johnathan Azevedo and Kyle DePaepe; and great-grandchildren Tyier, Kaelynn, Brendan, Lea, Michelle, Monique, Lucas and Spencer.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1p.m., March 8, 2011 at San Lorenzo Community United Church of Christ, 945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo CA. It would make him happy if you don’t wear black. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial gifts to San Lorenzo Community United Church of Christ; Girls Incorporated of the Island City, 1724 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda or a charity of your choice. Online condolences at Stockton Branch.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, March 4, 2011