Richard E. Tortone passed away on July 4, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born in San Diego, CA and is the son of Eugene and Charlotte Tortone of Virginia Beach, VA.
He had many hobbies including disc golf, fishing, and listening to music.
Besides his parents, Richard is survived by two brothers, Thomas and his wife, Jennifer, of Chesapeake, VA, and Michael and his wife, Holly, of McKinney, TX; two sisters, Carol H. Seacrist and her husband, Jay, and Christine T. Felter and her husband, Chad, all of Virginia Beach, VA; three neices, Jessica Hiben, Brittany Hiben, and Sammi Seacrist; five nephews, Tyler Hiben, Jackson, Reese, Carson, and Maddux Tortone; and many friends.
Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association: www.alsa.org
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Our hearts go out to all of you. I know its been a tough year. You are all awesome and I hope you can find peace in knowing that Ricky is in a beter place now. We are here for whatever you all may need.Love,Marleaux & Bruce Scaggs
Rick will remain with us for the footprint he has left in our lives!
Prayers and Love to all of you. Brett
We will all miss Rick. My best to the Tortone family, may you heal from this painful ordeal.
We miss you. Mad love!
There are no words to tell you how deeply I feel the pain that your family must be experiencing. You will all be in my prayers. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Mad Love, Tina Forshey
I hear the sound of you banging those chains again and the sound’s of the music you played , that is what i choose to remember about you Rick , see you down the road my friend … may peace be with you now – MAD LOVE – with love , Bob
We know this year has been so hard for you guys. Please know that we’re thinking of you during this difficult time. Our love goes out to you!
Rick will so be missed and I was so lucky to have known him. The best part of knowing Rick was getting to know his family better during his time of suffering. The way each and every one of you stayed by his side and did everything to help him was amazing. I know he will be missed by all of you, but to know he is now without pain I know brings peace to you. Thank you to all of the Tortone family for letting me help in Ricks fight against ALS. Peace be with you Ricky and MAD LOVE always. Regina
So sorry for your loss. So glad to have gotten to know him and to know the Tortone family even if it was during his illness. What a great family. My prayers are with each and everyone of you.
Prayers and condolences to Chris and the entire Tortone family. I hope your hearts will heal quickly and know your friends will be there for all of you during your time of need and always.Sincerely,Cheryl Rietberg and Family
Our deepest condolences for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the knowledge that Ricky has been made whole again and found peace. Our love to the Tortone family.Pat and Sherry
Rick, You will be missed but now your one of God’s Angels. He will look over you.I remember seeing you at airport and bunch of us from va beach going to Dallas seeing a game..it was nice to see you again.Rest in Peace…Love Debbie and Donnie Maher
With sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers.Joan Grippo
Rick always had us laughing at family gatherings with his quick wit and sense of humor. When I think of Rick I think of those good times and how he enjoyed life. I am thankful for how he enriched our lives.
Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all! I am very sorry for your loss! May you feel God’s strength as you go through these upcoming days!
Charlotte & Gene,I am so sorry to read of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Although I did not know Richard, I’m sure he was a wonderful blend of qualities from both of you. May God bless and hold you close during this time.Although we haven’t seen each other for quite a while, you are in my thoughts often.Love to you and your family,Dot Cox
Rick will be greatly missed by so many and the Carraway’s send their Prayers.He fought a courageous battle. Me and Rick talked in detail about our mutual medical problems and how we dealt with them on a day to day basis. We both expressed them through music and I will always think of Rick when I hear or see Van Halen! Rick is in GOD’s hands now and so Rest In Peace my friend.
I was saddened to hear of your loss. Please know how very sorry I am. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of saddness.
Rick worked for me at Lynnhave Mall back in the 90’s. Have seen him only several times in the last 15 years the last time several months ago when he was lying in a bed at Virginia Beach General. ALS is such a debilitating desease and hopefully a cure can be found someday. It was a sad moment in time. Rest in peace Rick!
Charlotte and Gene,My heart goes out to you in your son’s loss.
Thank you for letting me share in a little bit of your life. You helped many people that you didn’t even know by showing incredible strenght and courage. You will be truly missed by your family and freinds. mad love 4 you!
i will miss you so much 🙁 you were such a great uncle & so funny to be around…we all know your not in pain anymore…hope to see you up there one day..i love you
Rick had lots of hobbies, but the one I remember the most is cornhole! He was my cornhole buddy, the one who taught me and made me laugh the whole time. A truly, genuinely funny man with a wonderfully relaxed outlook on life. You will be missed.
We were sorry to learn about your brother’s death.May God be with you and your family at this difficult time.