Raymond R. Rico, 82, of Hershey, passed away at home surrounded by his
family on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Raymond was born April 11, 1937, to Florentino and Rosalia (Rivera) Rico
at Hershey where he lived all his life. After graduating from high
school in 1956, Raymond worked for Kuroki Farms, Miller Farms and Joe
Dye Ford. He then hired on with the Union Pacific Railroad and worked
as an Engineer until retiring in 1999.
Raymond loved watching football, especially the Huskers, and was a big
Ford Man who loved his Ford truck. He was also known as “Mr. Clean”
since he kept everything so clean and tidy and had to have a perfect
yard. Raymond especially loved his family and was a very humble man,
thankful for what he had and could share with others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Florentino and Rosalia Rico;
sisters, Julia Cervantez and Connie Garza; and brothers-in-law, Mike
Cervantez and Alex Tinajera.
Raymond is survived by his sisters, Eva Rico and Mary Rico, both of
Hershey, and Anita Tinajera, of Arvada, Colorado; brother-in-law, Lucio
Garza, of Hershey; numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Odean
Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Pastor Dale Fischer officiating.
Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7
p.m. Tuesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in
charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the local
food pantries or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may
be shared at odeanchapel.com.