Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thank you for the outpouring of support. It is giving me some comfort at this time, my dad is my best friend and i am heartbroken. -Capt's daughter

My Dad and my Grandfather with their cars at a cruise night

Captain Richard and his wife Jean xo

we have always done pumpkin carvings...this is dicks creation this year..he later carved it out too

this summer i was broken into while i walked my dogs, so my dad started following me everywhere.

We went and explored the abandoned rochester subway this summer, we had to climb down barricades and walk through garbage but it was worth it. So many talented artists here.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Message from Captain Richard's daughter

Hello friends,
   It has been a tough week for us here. The day before thanksgiving Dick (Captain Richard) fell ill and was rushed to Rochester General Hospital. He had raging Pneumonia and difficulty breathing. They had to intubate him and use pressers to keep his blood pressure up. He turned septic and his organs failed. He lost his battle on 12/10.
    My daddy was an amazing person. He was a talented artist and driven to be the best at everything breathed life into. whether it was some form of art or car related. He loved this blog and his community of artists where he could come to share his work and marvel over others. We are truly devastated over losing him, he was only 67 years old. He had recently been spending a lot of time working on the Wings of Glory game. He loved painting and setting up true to life scenes especially going back in time. He was a true Civil war buff. The basement here at my parents house can attest to that. Its as if you have walked into a museum…a breathtaking museum where you have no idea where to look first.
    I want to say thank you to all who sent him kind messages about his work…he was elated when he won the virtual medals. If anybody has any ideas of what i can do with his dioramas to honor him i would love for them to be seen and cherished by others. Maybe some kind of museum? I don't know but if anyone has any ideas they would be much appreciated. I can be reached by email.

    Thank you,

Mindi Verzillo

My Daddy (Captain Richard) and i visiting Watkins Glen Vintage races in Sept/14

My Daddy coming to save me after my Subaru started throwing codes. 

My parents 42nd wedding anniversary this summer.

Always joking around this is how most pics went….my Daddy hiding in the sunflowers :)