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Richard William Spork

May 16, 1951 - April 29, 2019


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Richard William Spork (Rick) passed away April 29th, 2019 five months after being diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia. He was born May 16, 1951 in Burbank, California and attended John Burroughs High School. He received his Associates Degree from Santa Rosa Junior College.

Rick worked for MGM studios in Culver City, California from 1974-1990 as a projectionist where he prepared and screened theatrical films in post-production. He later worked for Medtronic in Santa Rosa as a Design Drafter after moving to Sebastopol.

He married Kathi Jean (Keeny) Spork in 1988 in Palos Verdes, California.

Rick had an artistic gift and designed and decorated his Sebastopol home. Rick loved his wife Kathi, he loved to vacation on beautiful islands and he loved his pets (Roxy, Stella and Charlotte). Rick collected WWII memorabilia and was proud of his father’s service. He enjoyed living in the wine country.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Kathi, his sister Diane House and her husband John, and several nieces and nephews.

Private service were held and Rick was buried at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park in Sebastopol

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