Condolence: Ricky was a dear friend to us for over 45 years.
We did a lot of hiking together in our younger years, he loved the outdoors.
Our name for Ricky was "Wildman" because he would try anything with no fear. When they worked construction he would be running around on the top of the house they were framing in with no hesitation for the height or the narrow board he was walking on.
He and Flip would play horseshoes for hours, or any game for that matter. He just loved spending time with his friends. In more recent years he a Flip were regular golf buddies and Flip wanted me to be sure and post that he was a "gentleman on the golf course". Flip shared with his doctor how far Ricky could hit the golf ball. The doctor, a golfer himself, said "well I just wouldn't play with him then", and laughed.
Flip had multiple back surgeries and spent much time home alone recuperating, but Ricky never quit visiting. It meant so much to us.
In recent years Ricky had discovered his talent for playing the harmonica. We had always shared a fervent love of music and concerts so it was a thrill to watch him on a stage sharing his talent ~ again with wild abandon.
Ricky loved his animals, he and Susan always had a sweet dog that held a special spot in their home. And he loved his friends and was not afraid to tell them so. I cherish that Flip and I both got to tell him we loved him and hear it back.
Ricky was a family man and loved Susan and Jenna and Sean with all his heart. Our profound love and sympathy goes to them at this time because we too loved our Wildman with our Hearts & Souls and do not look forward to life without him in it.
Condolence: Dear Susan and the entire Miller family. I am saddened to learn of Rick's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting at a Checker's hockey game several years ago and never forgot him. Susan, I will keep you and your daughter in my thoughts as you navigate thorugh this difficult time. Much love! - Stephanie