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Richard Moitoso July 3, 1960 - September 18, 2021

July 3, 1960 – September 18, 2021

Richard Moitoso passed away unexpectedly on September 18, 2021 in Turlock California. Richard was born on July 3, 1960, in Newman, California to Antonio and Elmira Moitoso. He was raised on the family dairy in Turlock. Richard graduated from Turlock High School. After High School he pursued an interest in the construction of building pools and working with concrete. Richard became well known for his craftsmanship and later in life started his own successful concrete business, in which he took great pride in.

Richard attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Holy Rosary Catholic Church as well as New Life Christian Center. He kept an active lifestyle and had a passion for Pickle Ball and his beloved Dallas Cowboys. He had a smile that could light up a room and was a joy to be around.

Richard is survived by his mother Elmira Moitoso of Turlock, his girlfriend Marti Butcher of Turlock, sisters Isabel Machado of Turlock, Elmira Machado (Joe) of Hilmar, brothers Roger Moitoso (Kathy) of Hilmar, Joe Moitoso (Michelle) of Turlock, Carl Moitoso of Turlock, Tony Moitoso of Turlock, his three godchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Antonio Moitoso.

Richard will forever be in our hearts and deeply missed.

Visitation will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, September 29 at Allen Mortuary.  Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30am on Thursday, September 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar.  Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

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  1. Cap Caplan says

    Love you my brother!!!

  2. Kymn McGrath says

    I was quite shocked to hear about Richard and I am heartbroken for his loved ones. I played pickleball with Richard and always enjoyed playing with or against him. He was a good sport and had such a lovely, gentle manner. His kind smile, wonderful laugh, and sweet, gentlemanly ways will continue to make me smile whenever I think of him.

  3. Shawn Reyes says

    I’m sure going to miss you Richard you are a great man a great friend rest in peace my brother love you Shawn

  4. Don Thomason says

    Richard my best friend my brother you will be missed we loved hanging out with you and Marti our bingo trips,deep sea fishing,our vacations to cayucas,our last trip to Idaho,thank you for those memories that will last forever you were a great man

  5. LEE MARCHANT says

    Richard was a great person; I was very saddened when I heard the news that he had passed away. Every time I would see him out in public he would always be smiling and in a happy mood. I would ask him how he was doing and how life was he would reply great couldn’t be better. He will be missed but I will always remember him as a great friend.

  6. Ron Angin says

    Richard my friend, my heart is broken. You were such a strong hard working man. Every time we talked or got together you always made me smile. I always enjoyed talking with you whether it was about jobs we were working on, football, or just life. You will be missed. Love you Brother.

  7. Doug porter says

    RICHARD you were a great man and will be dearly missed
    I still can’t believe it
    I love you brother

  8. Jeff Tovar says

    R.I.P brother Richard your going to be missed by everyone i love you brother God bless you and your family in Jesus name amen ❤

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