Richard Joseph Candelaria, age 59 passed away on 9/17/2021, in Millcreek, UT. He was born on 01/10/1962, in South Salt Lake to Joe B Candelaria and Dorothy Candelaria. He was a beloved father, grandfather, son, and brother. He enjoyed spending time with family and studying the Bible. He was very much dedicated to his children and the Lord.
He is survived by his sons Joby Candelaria and Cody Candelaria (Lisa), his daughter Mercedes Bousquet (Luis), and Mariah Candelaria (Ryan). As well as his 6 grandchildren Angelina, Evelynne, Lovella, Trey, Gabriel, and Michael.
He is preceded in death by his father, Joe B. Candelaria, his mother Dorothy J Candelaria and his brother Michael Candelaria.
Services for Richard will be held on Saturday October 2, 2021 at the Lake Hills Mortuary in Sandy starting at 1 PM. A viewing will be held on that same day 2 hours prior starting at 11 AM until 12:45 PM.
Life Story Info
I worked in engineering and always called Mr. Candelaria 'Rick'. I always saw him working hard in his work year round as the weather played a big part of his job in each season. I had a few conversations with Rick and I knew he had a love of God and of his family. I shared that same sentiment with him. Although I will not be able to attend his funeral, my prayers, as well as my families prayers, will be with him and his family and hope that all who know Rick, that he is not gone forever. We will be with our families again some day. God bless you always and forever. Sincerely, Dave Cloward
Just found out about Dickie Joe, I send my condolences. I'm sure Uncle Benny and Aunt Dorthy were there to welcome him back into their arms as they were there for Michael. There is never enough time with our loved ones, that seems to be very common with our Candelaria Family. My prayers for his children and grandchildren.