Ricky will be remembered during an upcoming morning prayer service at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He was born on July 25, 1953 and passed away peacefully on July 26, 2023. At the time of his passing, he was under the care of Crossroads Hospice and his good friend, John Kraus.
Ricky graduated from Wyandotte High School, where he played basketball. He then earned a BS in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1978. He had a passion for the restaurant business and culinary arts. The majority of his time was spent as a bartender and cook at Benjamin’s, then as manager of the Denver Diner in Denver, CO,. He would return to Kansas City and become chef at the Marriott Hotel downtown. Most recently Ricky worked for Anton’s as a Saute chef.
Ricky enjoyed helping others and was currently volunteering for the Westport Presbyterian Church in Kansas City.