Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Richard Grijalva, a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend whom we miss dearly.
He unexpectedly passed away on April 9, 2020. Richard was 80 years old when he passed. He grew up in Brentwood and attended Liberty High School. He joined the Air Force in 1958 before moving to Antioch with his former wife, Lilly. While in Antioch, he opened his own real estate business where he was a broker for over 40 years.
He loved his job and helping all his clients. Richard loved life and spending time with his family and close friends.
He enjoyed the outdoors, planting in his backyard, listening to music, and having BBQs at his home for his family.
Richard loved to travel to Mazatlán and Monterey, scuba diving in Bodega Bay and watching football on Sundays.
He valued giving back to his community and donated annually to organizations such as the Veterans Association, American Cancer Society and the Boys and Girls Club.
His big heart and warm hugs will be missed by those who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Madeline Grijalva, sister Marjorie Crandell (Gigi), brother Frank Grijalva, and wife Marilyn. Richard is survived by his sisters Delores (Lola) Zamora, Elaine Hernandez, brother Robert Grijalva, former wife Lilly, his daughters, Sabrina Brookshire (Steven), Denise Lloyd (Mark), Nicole Minero (Alfonso); Grandchildren, Alexis Muela (Jesus), Colton Powell, Ricky, Nicholas, Rachel Lloyd, Alfonso III, Antonio Minero; Great grandchildren, Gabriella, Ava, and Jesus Muela III.
A celebration of life will be determined at a later date in 2021.