Rich's Memorial at Disneyland

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Many of Rich's friends gathered in his favorite place to celebrate his gentle, sweet soul.

  Everyone carried a photo of Rich around "the park."    
      We had to take the photo on the reverse side of the "R" because of the sun, so here is the "R" reversed.        


Mary Claire Garcia, J.C. Solis, as well as Steve Ramos and his girlfriend Amber Arnold,  

arrived later and are not in the photograph. ,

Steve & Toni Scolari (in Eureka, CA) and Abbe Levin (in Bethesda, Maryland)

all called while we were gathered at "The 'R'" and sent best wishes to all via telephone.

Dawson Scolari sent loving text messages.

Carol & Frank Scolari (Rich's parents), Xeff & Meri Scolari (also in Eureka, CA)

Melissa Scolari and Artemio Armenta (Sacramento, CA)

Travis Riner, Alex Valencia, Richard Sharrah, Simon Vahlne (in Sweden),

Jeff Leatherwood, Rob Morell and his husband Mike Madden (in Albany, New York)

Lani Harris and Tom Langkau and their son Travis (in Orlando, Florida)

David Woodward (Eureka, CA) & the entire Anderson clan (Ken's Family in Northern California)

all sent special regrets that they could not be there. 

There were many others who wanted to be there and could not.


  Many of his friends "took a ride for Rich," note the photos of Rich held up to the camera.    

Angel, Ken, Mike

Mike was in The Laramie Project with Rich.

Angel is Mike's partner.


Derek, Ken, Amy, with Miranda

Derek is Miranda's husband.

Amy and Miranda are Rich's Nieces.


Amber and Steve.

Steve was in What's Wrong with Angry with Rich.  Amber is Steve's partner.



Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

Rich's favorite Downtown Disney restaurant.


Ben, Annette, Matt, and Ian

in front of The Jazz Kitchen


Eric, Brett, Nancy, and Nick

waiting in line for Splash Mountain, one of Rich's favorite rides.

    So many of Rich's friends came to to lunch at The Jazz Kitchen. 

It just felt like he was there and he would have loved it.

  Ken with Annette      

Nancy on the Peter Pan ride


Tom, Nancy (Eric behind)

Ken, Nick, Brent

  Ken with the rogues  

Tom, Eric, Nancy, Brent, Rene

  Pablo and Lynn with their partners   Tom and Rene   Half the gang at one table.    
  Steve and Amber   Lynn   Derek and Miranda, Ken and Amy    
  Waiting for a table.   At Rich's beloved outdoor fireplace.   In front of The Jazz Kitchen    


David, Jimmy, & Jewelianna   Rich's lanyard   David, Jimmy, & Jewelianna    
  Ben suggested a Blue Hawaiian at Lunch.   I took our wedding bands to a jeweler and had them fastened onto one of the chokers that Rich wore often.  

Ken on Main Street the night before the memorial