In Memory


Richard Stephen Loberg Born on June 5, 1960, Rick passed away February 12, after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family A graduate of TerraLinda High he attended Oregon State where he was named to the freshman football All-American team. He left Oregon to work in the stock market for a number of years later becoming a mixologist. His outgoing personality led him to be known as the "Mayor" of the SF Marina district. He lived life to the fullest with a passion for music, cooking and friends and traveling the world leaving memories wherever he went. Remembered most for his giant stature, great smile and sense of humor he will be greatly missed but not forgotten. He was predeceased by father, Robert and survived by mother, Joan, wife Michelle, brothers, Jon, Larry, Rocky, Greg, Erik, sister Jerilyn Tidwell, seventeen nieces and nephews. 

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02/14/10 10:21 AM #1    

Thana Johnson (Fineman)

Wow. Hard to believe a big, bear of a guy like Rick could succumb to anything. I didn't really know him in high school, but when we were planning the reunion we wanted to get a Letterman jacket for the memorabilia table. I contacted him and asked if we could borrow his. He wasn't sure where it was, but told me he would try to locate it. Sure enough the following week he called me back and had found it in storage at his mom's house. I arranged to pick it up from him at his apartment in the Marina. When I got there he came out to greet me and gave me a big hug. We visited for a while and exchanged 30-year stories. He was really happy-had dropped out of the corporate gig years ago and was tending bar at one of the old "Bermuda Triangle" places--maybe Balboa Cafe?? He had planned on coming to the reunion, but had to work because it was fleet week and it was a big night for the bar. I saw him again a few weeks later when I brought his jacket back to him.

02/15/10 01:36 PM #2    

Layne Schneider

Rick, Stacey Bailey & Joe Jeffrey were the football all stars at TL. Rick was the "Bear" of the team, more like a teddy bear. I am so sorry he had to die so young. What a huge huge loss for his loved ones and closest of friends..... He will be greatly missed.
Layne Schneider

02/16/10 09:41 AM #3    

Pam Malley (Taplin)

I was very shocked and saddened to hear about Rick's passing. We hung out a bit after high school, he got to know my husband and was at his bachelor's party and our wedding....sadly that was probably the last time I saw him, nearly 25 years ago. I know he went to University of Oregon to play football and had thought of him recently as my youngest daughter is doing her damnest to go there also. I remember he was initially a stock broker and that had surprised me. That is a high stress job and had heard he was tending bar and I hoped he was enjoying that. My sympathies to his family and close friends. The world has lost a teddy bear of a guy.

Pam Malley Taplin

02/16/10 08:28 PM #4    

Kevin Cottrell

Thank you Thana for allowing me to write this tribute. My sister, Jennifer, is in the class of 1978...I'm from the class of 1975. My father and Rick's father were fellow carpoolers in the stock brokerage business. Rick and I followed our fathers footsteps. The business was a BIG fraternity and Rick was the social director of our generation. "Rust" never sleeps...neither did BIG Rick. He was the proverbial "party animal" when our business catered to customers (I think they called that marketing). Rick was the most liked and loved of our trader fraternity and was always there for our protection if anyone got in trouble. Our business changed 10 years ago...and a lot of good people left it. I lost touch with Rick 5 years ago but always heard people running in to him --whether it be a concert; giants/A's/Raiders/49ers game. His funeral was Monday...and with no written Obituary and only word-of-mouth...over 200 people showed up and a lot from our trader fraternity!! We'll all miss you Ricky...You can sleep now.

04/14/10 12:14 PM #5    

Catherine Owens

To the entire Loberg Family: On behalf of the entire Owens Family, Rick, Cathy & Chris all send our deepest heartfelt condolenses. Our Father, Bob Loberg and Jack Owens were Lucas Valley Little League and Senior League Baseball Coaches in the late 1960's to early 1970's, several championships were won under their direction. Many wonderful celebrations were attendend at the Loberg and Owens homes. Those were the days kids played outside, days of innocence and lots of love and laughter.
Cathy Owens was the first and only batgirl allowed on the baseball field, and could throw a ball and a hit better or as well as any boy on the team, Rick Loberg and Cathy were classmates and Cathys best memories is of Rick being the class clown! Cathy says that even though he was such a big strong man, he would never hurt a fly, a gentle giant, just like his father! Rick will be forever missed, but never forgotten!
With all of our love, Rick, Cathy & Chris Owens

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