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Richard Delle Obituary

Richard Durand Delle, age 69 passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Vitas Health Care in Carrollton, TX.  He was born August 3, 1948, in Dallas to Raymond and Mary Eloise Delle.

A 1967 graduate of Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, he later attended North Texas State University graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.

Richard worked with Blue Cross / Blue Shield and Gifford Hill before accepting a position with Lehigh Hanson Concrete in California where he lived for over twenty years. In 2005, he returned to Dallas as CFO of U.S. Concrete and at the time of his death, was retiring as CFO of it’s subsidiary, Redi-Mix.

Richard enjoyed his family, traveling and the multitude of friends around him. They loved his warm smile and laughter often shared over dinner at unique restaurants. He was a wine connoisseur who also loved jazz and sailing.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mary Eloise Delle; step-mother, Kate Delle; and brother, Floyd Delle.

He is survived by sisters, Mary Linda (Jerry) Stroope of Pearland, TX; Raye Louise Delle of Lancaster, TX; and Kathy (step-sister) (Chuck) Magers of Alba, TX; nieces and nephews, Lauren Rae Stroope of Galveston, TX, O.T. (Maria) Stroope of Pearland, TX, Sandy (Carl) Mayabb of Garland, TX, Kyle Delle of Garland, TX, Dana (Joel) McDowell of Waxahachie, TX, and Angie (Kevin) Johnston of Weatherford, TX.

Family, friends and others whose lives Richard touched are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 1:00 pm at Restland Funeral Home – Reception Hall, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX (Lunch will be provided)

Feel free to bring photos and share uplifting stories about Richard.

*In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the following groups:

Assist The Officer Foundation, Dallas

Supporting the officers who serve and protect Dallas


Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas

Supporting families of fallen police and firefighters

Celebration of Life
August 3, 2018
1:00 pm
Restland Funeral Home
13005 Greenville Avenue Dallas TX, 75243
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  1. A Gentle Spirit

    Written by: Robin Mascari

    Richard presented the opportunity for me to work a temporary assignment at US Concrete at a time when I needed it most. I was very grateful for the opportunity. He was very quiet man with a genuine personality and gentle spirit. I am sorry to learn of his passing and that he was not able to fully enjoy his retirement. RIP, Richard.

  2. In 1973 I was fresh out of nursing school and headed for the big city of Dallas, and that is where I met Richard Delle. We had lots of fun in those years, and Richard became a very special lifelong friend. He helped me through some rough times and provided support and lots of laughs. Though sometimes years lapsed between our communications, I always felt a closeness to Richard. When we got together it was just like it had always been between us. There are a handful of people in my life who I feel really know the real me. Richard was one of them. I will miss him terribly.

  3. Richard was a good friend and Co-worker for several years at Gifforf-Hill. I have many fond memories of those days and have been greatly sorrowed by his passing. He is truly missed and I pray we will meet again.

  4. In Fond Memory of Richard Delle.
    Richard just bought the house across the street from us.
    My wife and I met Richard when we were working on the plants in front of our House.
    He walked across the street and introduced himself. He shared with us a little bit of his history
    and why he chose to reside in the M-streets, a Historical Side in Dallas. He went on to ask us,
    if we would like to come over sometimes in the near future and share a bottle of Italian Wine with him and even help him out with the décor in his new home. We were both delighted.
    We went to John’s, a local Italian Grocery Store, to shop for appetizer to compliment the wine.
    Richard struck us as a warm, polite, educated and well mannered Gentlemen.
    It is with our deepest regret for the most unforeseen tragic loss of our new .
    Richard will be remain forever in our thoughts and prayers.

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