Raymond Rico, 82, of Hershey passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Raymond was born April 11, 1937 to Florentino and Rosalia Rico at Hershey where he lived all his life. After graduating from high school in 1956, Raymond worked for Kuroki Farms, Miller Farms and Joe Dye Ford.
He then hired on with the Union Pacific Railroad and worked as an engineer until retiring in 1999.
Raymond loved watching football, especially the Huskers, and was a big Ford Man who loved his Ford truck. He was also known as “Mr. Clean” since he kept everything so clean and tidy and had to have a perfect yard.
Raymond especially loved his family and was a very humble man, thankful for what he had and could share with others.
Raymond is survived by his sisters, Eva Rico and Mary Rico, both of Hershey and Anita Tinajera of Arvada, Colo.; brother-in-law, Lucio Garza of Hershey; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Florentino and Rosalia Rico; sisters, Julia Cervantez and Connie Garza; and brothers-in-law, Mike Cervantez and Alex Tinajera.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements. Pastor Dale Fischer will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the local food pantries or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.