In memory of
Rick Cinquini
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In memory of
Rick Cinquini
RICK CINQUINI On Monday, April 10, 2017, Rick Cinquini, touched by the hand of God, "slipped the surly bonds of Earth" on his final journey home. Rick was born on June 26, 1955 to Harry and Marie Cinquini. Rick attended Notre Dame Catholic School and graduated from Chico High School in 1973. He attended Butte College and CSU, Chico. A lifetime farmer, like his parents, at the age of 20, Rick managed over 800 acres of tree and row crops in Tehama and Butte County for George Stutz. Rick, while managing the Morehead Ranch in Chico, began his custom orchard and vineyard development along with an irrigation installation business. Rick also worked for many years on repara-tion projects with Sacra-mento River Partners and the CSU, Chico Research Foundation, clearing and returning native plant species to the river and local creek beds in Tehama and Butte Counties. Rick was a strong advocate for the farming community. He served on the California Water Commission, the Dry Bean Advisory Board, He was one of the original Authors of the Chico Area Green Line (a county initiative to pre-serve vital Agricultural land from development), he served on board of directors for North State Hulling Cooperative, Northern California Farm Credit, Friends of Ag- Chico High School. In 2009, Rick received the Ag Service Award, a Certificate of Special Congressional Recogni-tion. His commitment, generosity and support extended to other community projects and organizations such as Chico Unified School District, Parkview Ele-mentary School field replant and irrigation system along with landscaping and Media equipment for the Spanish Immersion Pro-gram; Installation of the Chico Junior High School's perimeter out-door running track; Chico High Schools Ground work in various sports fields, donation of custom made Basketball team seating, and was a Sports Booster Gold Member. He was an original member of the Friends of Ag and made many donations. For decades Rick has been an active member of the "CARTEL", an organi-zation of farmers and local businesses sup-porting the Junior Livestock Auction at the Silver Dollar Fair. Rick married the love of his life and best friend, Pamela, in 1987. Rick and Pamela, along with their children, Rhett, Whitney and Kristina were always together farming. Rick had a passion for life. He loved his family, his friends, his animals and farming. He absolutely loved to laugh! He woke every morning with the sun and a smile on his face. Rick never met a stranger, and was always eager to help anyone in need. He believed in God, his country, the love of his family, a strong work ethic and personal accountability. Rick wanted to leave the world a better place than he found it, and instilled that contagious zest for life and doing what is right in his family. Rick along with his brother Ron, enjoyed equipment auctions, equipment fabrication, working together on projects and of course, lunch. Rick is survived by his loving wife, Pamela, his oldest daughter, Kristina (Tyler), his son Rhett (Jamie), and his youngest daughter and "shadow" Whitney (JR); his two pups- his beloved Bo, and Magnum; his mother Marie; sister Joan (George) Wing, sister Carol Cinquini-Leatherman (Mark Sigler); and brother Ron (Wendy); eleven nieces and nephews; eight great nieces and nephews; many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Cinquini, Merlo, Dias, Mei, Ghilardi, and Salvo families. Visitation will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Thursday, April 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be held on Friday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m., also at St. John's. Online condolences can be sent to the family at "I will move gently down the stream of life until I sleep with my fathers" G.W., 1782 "Fino a Cuando Siamo di Nuovo Insieme".. ("Until We Are Together Again"..)
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