Obituary of Richard J. Stamos
Richard J. Stamos also known to many as “Butch”, 75, passed away on July 4, 2023 at the home of his eldest son in Carmichael, CA surrounded by family. He was born on March 5, 1948 in Oakland, California, the son of Tony and Lorna Stamos.
Butch graduated from Lodi High School, Class of 1967. He very much loved participating in sports throughout his high school career and was a part of the Track and Field team as well as the field goal kicker and wide receiver for the Lodi high School Varsity Football Team. Following graduation, Butch went to San Joaquin Delta Community College, however, decided his passion was to serve his country in the United States Army. Upon his enlistment on May 8, 1968, Butch was stationed in Munich, Germany initially and then was deployed to Qui Nhon, Vietnam where he served for the next twelve months as an E-4 combat solider. After Vietnam, Butch finished his enlistment in Germany where he was honorably discharged, receiving multiple military citations including the Vietnam Combat Service medal as well as The Army Commendation Medal.
For nearly twenty years, Butch had his own machine company based out of West Sacramento which he built from ground up. He partnered with the National Hot Rod Association where he worked on the engines of their race cars as well as the city bus engines for the city of Sacramento. When he was not working, Butch could be found enjoying his passion for golf, spending his Sundays at the golfing range with friends and family. Additionally, he was the post commander for VFW-9489 in West Sacramento. He enjoyed volunteering with the VWF and was an active member of the VFW Riders which he rode with his Harley Davidson. Butch had a deep love for his fellow veterans of all ages as well as a deep commitment for the United States. Moreover, Butch’s greatest loves were his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, multiple cousins as well as nieces and nephews, enjoying laughs with each one of them. Family get-togethers would always include Butch bringing his karaoke machine and ensuring no one went home until they sang a song.
Butch was preceded in death by both of his parents, as well as his brother Bryan William Stamos Sr.. Surviving in addition to his wife Irene, is his son, William [Mary Jane] Stamos of Carmichael, CA; son, Anthony [Nana] Stamos of Conroe, TX; daughter; Tanya Marie Stamos of the The Woodlands, TX; ten grandchildren; Sayrena (Travis) Bell, Cody Brinkerhoff, Aaron (Allie) Stamos, Ricky Stamos, Matthew Sindlinger, Salina Smithson, Benny Brinkerhoff, Ian Stamos, Nell (Chance) Proctor, along with four great grandchildren; sisters: Carol Cash of Cathedral City, CA; Connie Strohmayer of Redding, CA.; Renita Holstaw of Manito, Il; Patrice Stamos of Eugene, OR; Vicki Holland of Costa Mesa, CA., as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews, including Buffy Stamos, his beloved snorky.
The viewing will be held at the Lodi Funeral Home, 725 S. Fairmont Ave Lodi, CA on July 17, 2023 from 4:30pm – 7:00pm.
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Services will be held at 730 S. Fairmont Ave at 10:00am on July 18, 2023 following graveside services at
Lodi Memorial Park & Cemetery. The family welcomes all those who would like to attend. Additionally,
a celebration of life will be held after graveside services at 1:00pm: 730 S. Fairmont Ave Lodi, CA.