Richard Valdez

May 19, 1941 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 80)


Richard was a graphic design major born and raised in Chicago, IL. Richard graduated from Reavis High School (Class of 1959) and obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois on March 23, 1970. He was fluent in both German and French. He worked for the Wrigley Company in Chicago for 20 years as the Graphics Art Designer for the eastern European accounts. When he retired from Wrigley, he moved to Arizona to be with his family. Shortly after moving to Arizona, he became certified as a substitute teacher. He primarily taught throughout the Gilbert Unified School District and was known to his students as Mr. V. Richard is survived by his sister Nancy Riley and three generations of nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 10 AM at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ.


Memorial Service
November 21, 2021

10:00 AM
Messinger Indian School Mortuary (Scottsdale, AZ)

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