1942 – 2018_x000D_
Dr. Richard G. Sausedo, 75 of Turlock, Ca. passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018.
He was born on December 12, 1942 in Azusa, Ca. to Alex Sausedo and Jennie (Garcia) Sausedo.
He was raised in Azusa, attended various schools, graduating from Azusa High School in 1960. During his early years, he was known for his athletic ability and his love of many sports.
He enlisted into the US Army in 1960 and was stationed at Ft. Ord, California, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and Ft. Benning, Georgia. He served in the 101st Screaming Eagle Airborne Division and became an Airborne Ranger. He was honorably discharged in 1966 as Sergeant.
After his discharge, he worked in structural steel manufacturing and for General Motors. He attended various colleges including California State University at Northridge and studied Physical Therapy and working at various hospitals. He earned his Doctorate at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, Ca. Throughout his career, he maintained his continuing education.
Dr. Sausedo was a successful chiropractor for 35 years. He started his chiropractic career in Southern California as a partner and associate in several practices. He moved to Manteca in 1989 where he established his own practice and associated with other clinics in the central valley. Richard moved to Turlock where he established his final practice in 2004 and retired in 2011 but continued to work part time for Hill Chiropractic. He helped many patients with his gift of knowledge and wonderful sense of humor. He had the gift of listening and gave advice to many. He was a man with a purpose in this world and accomplished many goals throughout his life. He was always lending a helping hand to anyone in need and in the community.
A devout catholic, Dr. Sausedo was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Turlock, where he served as an usher for many years until his health declined. The importance of daily prayer was evident in his everyday life and his belief and faith in God was apparent.
Gatherings with great food, family and friends were always looked forward to. He was a lover of animals especially his dogs. Dr. Sausedo was an avid golfer, loved tennis, baseball, football, and fishing among other sports interests. Traveling and exploring unknown places were always a great joy to him. He loved going to the beach, camping and the outdoors.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Grace (Avila) Sausedo, daughter Dayna (Jacob) Curtis, granddaughter Clio Curtis and grandson Atticus Curtis, sisters Joan (Abe) Contreras, Rebecca (Joe) Ortiz and Alexis (Dan) Mays, brother Mark Sausedo. He is also survived by his mother and father in law, Carlos and Josephine Avila, brothers in law, Carlos “Charlie” (Melinda Hodges) Avila, Gabe Avila and Dan Avila, sister in law Teresa (Joe) Quezada. He also leaves behind and was loved by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and godchildren. Dr. Sausedo will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his wife and best friend, Grace.
A Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 1200 Lyons Ave in Turlock. Burial will be private at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, Ca.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made in honor of Dr. Sausedo to the Jesuits West, USA West Province Office of Advancement, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031-0068
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peyman vaezi saysMarch 9, 2018 at 11:42 pm
Richard was my colleague, my mentor, and my dear friend and golfing partner. His wise words would give me guidance when I needed his counsel on many different occasions. He was always full of life and determined in his actions. He was strong willed, honest, and true to his word.
He was a great doctor and I have learned a great deal from him! You will be greatly missed my brother!
Steven Garcia saysMarch 9, 2018 at 11:32 am
To Gracie and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow, you are never alone. May the Holy Spirit comfort you. If you ever need to talk or just want to spend time with us, come by any time at all!
Steven, Gretchen and Trinnie of course
Aunt Dee and Ed Aubert saysMarch 8, 2018 at 4:16 pm
Gracie, although Richard has left this earth, the memories that were created will continue to live within you.
What great joy it must have been for Richard when God stood by his bed,extended his hand and Richard gladly took it and hand in hand they went home. May this give you comfort.
We will continue to keep you in our prayers.
Sabrina Orozco saysMarch 8, 2018 at 6:47 am
Dr. Sausedo , you will be missed greatly, I will never forget all that
You taught me and all of the guidance you gave me when you took me under your wings. I also remember all of our lunch dates we shared. I loved hearing about your golf dates with my husband Albino he really enjoyed the time he spent with you and I can’t believe that your gone but I know God had his plan and he has gained a soldier in heaven !
Richard Curiel saysMarch 7, 2018 at 6:43 pm
Rich..I will miss you deeply..especially your smile, laughter,your famous “Hey Now” quote,your words of wisdom and when I would pop over the house out of no where and share some laughs and stories hahaha! I’ll do a ‘moonwalk’ for you every you every now and then hahaha! You will for ever be in our hearts..love you man!
Michele Lyster saysMarch 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm
You will be missed by all who loved you. You touched many and always made everyone feel so loved and special. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts. May you Rest In Peace .
We love you ❤️
Ingrid powell saysMarch 7, 2018 at 5:45 am
May you find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish and strength in the companionship of those who share your loss.
Dr Greg Song saysMarch 7, 2018 at 2:49 am
To My beloved friend for over 40 years
Richie and I met at Santa Monica City College
We were working on our prerequisites Richie for PT and me for Chiropractic
Well to make a long story short I pursuaded Richie to go the Chiropractic way and the rest is history
My found memories will be the breaking of bread, fishing trips and skiing trips and working out at the gym.
We were young and robust at least we thought we were lol
Richards biggest gift was his heart as he was generous and kind to his friends
It’s ironic that his big heart is what finally gave out
But what he gave will never be forgotten
Love you my friend forever
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