In Memory

Richard Smatana**

Richard died at age 60 on July  26, 2009                                                                                                            This information is from Been Verified                                                                                                                                                                                       

Per information from Rick's obituary notice he passed away at his home in Oregon and is interned at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary.  He was a CPL in the US Marine Corps and served in Vietnam.

Submitted by Sharyn Bruno


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09/21/16 01:09 PM #1    

Jean Duryea

I wondered what happened to Rick. He had an English car repair shop in Belmont on Old County Road. I bought a Jensen Healy he had in there and spent a lot of time there working on it. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was good artist and a nice guy.


10/08/16 11:45 AM #2    

Martin Hillerby

Rick and I were best of friends and always hung around Terry Taylor's house with Bill Bradfield who he joined the Marines with in the buddy system.  Rick was a very good artist, classy dresser and both of us owned Austin Healeys....his was black with red interior....We used to race anything down from Tahoe and had a contest to see how fast we could drive from San Carlos to Sebastopol where I lived at the time....I went on many road trip with Rick and his wife...including one in a Healey all the way to LA with Donna pregnant.....I'll sure miss him and his contageous laughter...He had a stroke that slurred his speach...but his humor was still intact...I worked with him at times in his English Repair Shop on an Astin Martin DB7 a doctor had in to fix a problem ...he loved cars....

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