- Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 06:07
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff
May 24, 1950-July 10, 2013
Rick was born in Montibello, Ca and passed away in Arizona at the age of 63. After graduating from Los Altos High in 1968, he served in Vietnam from 1970-1972.
He was a master carpenter and a true outdoorsman, enjoying rock climbing, camping, hiking, and fishing. In 1998 Rick sailed in the Pacific Cup from San Francisco to Hawaii. Rick was a loving son, brother, husband and father ~ a fun time grandpa and a loving uncle to many.
Rick is survived by his son, Ben Raney, daughter Molly Raney Ortiz, son in law, Joaquin Ortiz, grandson Jack Ortiz, and sister, Cathy Fielding.
A family celebration of Rick’s life was held at Pinecrest Lake on July 26. On September 14, a celebration for family and friends will be held at Alpine Inn, in Portola Valley, (formerly Rosati’s), at 1:00 pm.