Richard "Rick" G. Risalvato

Richard "Rick" G. Risalvato of West Bend passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was 49 years old.

He was born January 23, 1956 in Mineola, N.Y. to Leonard Risalvato and Dorothea Risalvato Hargreaves.

Rick’s passion in life was his love for music. He was a very gifted and accomplished musician with a love for a wide variety of music. He also had a passion for cooking.

He is survived by his special friend, Peter Brahs of West Bend; a brother, Tom (Kim) Risalvato of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sisters, Lyn (Cliff) Goble and Kathy (Frank) Piccione of Fort Walton Beach; Patty (David) Wyatt of Kalispell, Mont., and Suzanne (Jim) Averill of Niceville, Fla. He was a special uncle to Tommy (Sarah), Chris (Jen) and Jeffrey Risalvato, Mandy (Mike) Holguin, Kristen Walker, Gina, Ryan and Lisa Goble, Angela, Stephanie and Jennifer Piccione, Candace Wyatt, and Michael and Randy Looney. He is further survived by other relatives and special friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for Rick were Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 at Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford, with Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Inurnment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

Memorials may be made in Rick’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Shimon Funeral Home assisted the family.