Obituary for Richard A. “Rich” Merino

A dedicated fiance, father of three, and friend of many, Richard A. “Rich” Merino was called home on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at the age of 35 in Safford, Arizona. Richard was born to Angela Merino in Maricopa County on May 26, 1987. Through the years, Richard grew up with his grandparents learning excellent mechanic skills. He enjoyed spending time with family, drawing, hunting/fishing, and off-roading. He was a friend to everyone who was known for his charming looks and perfect smile. Most of all, he was known for being so kind, humble, and grateful. His personality would light up the room.

Richard A. “Rich” Merino

He is survived by his fiance, Angela Escobar; firstborn, Mariano Merino; his princess, Ariah Merino; last born, Ruben Merino; siblings, Evanna Ferguson, Justin Ferguson, and Chalise Moreno; grandparents, Rainy Merino, and Linda Merino; Uncle Ruben and Nina Tina and family. He was greeted with his passing by his mom, Angela Merino; uncle Felix Merino, and great-grandparents.

A viewing will be held at Mcdougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5 – 7 p.m., with a rosary to follow from 7 – 8 p.m.

Mass will be held at St.Rose of Lima Church on Friday, Nov. 4, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch-in to follow.  

Arrangements were made through McDougal’s Funeral Chapel and Gila Valley Crematory located at 112 E. Main St.,  Safford,  AZ, 85546. (928) 428-1740,

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