Richard Eu­gene Jun­sch

April 21, 1944 - June 12, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle - - BAY AREA -

A chap­ter in our col­lec­tive lives has closed: our great hus­band, fa­ther and friend Rick, has passed from the skin of this beau­ti­ful blue gem we call home.

The amount of lives this gen­tle soul touched and af­fected are too nu­mer­ous to list.

Hus­band, Dad, Grand­fa­ther, brother, friend, cable car grip, Viet­nam vet­eran (1967-68), car­pen­ter, waiter, soft­ball pitcher and um­pire. No bet­ter man ever! Wear­ing many hats, Rick dis­charged ev­ery re­spon­si­bil­ity at­tached to each with pride, dili­gence, dig­nity and ever-present smile.

Though Rick was born in D.C and spent his early years in Con­necti­cut, Rick was a New Yorker, and more specif­i­cally a guy from Brook­lyn from the time he moved there at age 11. Rick was funny, quick to laugh, had a smile that en­gaged all who saw it and brought an in­tense loy­alty to those that he loved.

And then Rick came to San Francisco, with many of his fel­low Brook­lyn and New York friends fol­low­ing him out here. He was al­ways there to greet them, take care of them and make them feel wel­come as they es­tab­lished them­selves here. And when friends and fam­ily came to visit San Francisco, “Ricky, Ricko,

Rick” was there to show them a good time.

Though he had sev­eral jobs in his time in San Francisco, he was re­ally a cable car grip­man. For 27 years Rick had the plea­sure of do­ing what he called the best job in the world. He had un­told sto­ries to tell, even writ­ing a book of some of them.

And above all else, Rick was a fa­ther, hus­band, brother and friend to all. In ad­di­tion to be­ing a won­der­ful fa­ther to Owen, lov­ing hus­band and part­ner to Stephanie and dot­ing grand­fa­ther to Apollo, Rick was a brother to so many, even though he had lost his only brother and par­ents at the age of 11. His cousins, in-laws and many friends called him brother. He will be missed by so many but will con­tinue to live on in all the mem­o­ries and lessons he has given to us.

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