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Rick Alan Weese

1964 - 2021

Dallas TX,


Rick was born in Elgin, Illinois to Willard Wayne Weese and Charlotte May Weese (Moss) Rick graduated from Crown High School in Carpentersville, Illinois in 1983. He attended Winona State University in Minnesota for 3 years, where he studied marketing. He was a member of the Army Reserves for 2 years while living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rick and his brother Mike co-owned a business, Weese Painting Services, for over 20 years in Illinois. He moved to Dallas, Texas in 2008. He worked in the Apartment Maintenance business for several communities, most recently at Camden Property Management, where he worked at Camden Buckingham as an Assistant Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Mentor.

He was a fan of the Chicago Bears, and The Cubs. Rick was a volunteer, and an Ali with The Dallas Chapter of GALA Youth, which offered a safe space for young people in the LGBTQ+ community to meet, enjoy games, parties, and food. He was often the only supportive and accepting heterosexual adult male kids in that community came in contact with. Rick was a fan of classical music, and friends who had the opportunity to ride with him his car would often beg him to "Change that boring old music!". He loved old black and white movies and as well as Westerns.
Rick was known for his fun, teasing and quirky personality. He loved to pick on his friends, as well as his loved ones. He was always happy to offer his skills as a repair/maintenance man to his friends, and family. Rick was very much a foodie, and in particular, loved pizza. He was a member of the True Neapolitan Pizza Association, which was founded in Naples, Italy in 1984. He was an avid on-line poker player, and won many rounds with well known players under his pseudonym, "Grandma" . He was fondly referred to as a "Food Snob", as he was very particular about how food was served, as well as the quality of the ingredients. In a group of 20 friends, it wasn't uncommon for his order to be the only one that was delivered wrong. Naturally, he'd complain loudly and often about it for the next several months. He made a great chili, marinara sauce, macaroni and cheese and meatloaf. He taught his long time partner, Franchesca, how to make sausage gravy the way his grand mother taught him, which was to stand behind her at the stove, holding her hand as they made and mixed the gravy together.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Rick is survived by his long-time partner, Franchesca L. Lucero, and their dog, Puck. Brothers Wayne Weese, Mike Weese, (Victoria), sisters An Burnett, Doreen Weese-Sauer, and Michelle Weese, as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be a family and friends meal at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a memorial donation to The American Heart Foundation.

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." Ayn Rand, Writer.

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Lisa C

July 19, 2021 9:53 PM

I loved Rick. He was the kind of man that I felt like I knew forever the very first time I met him. I loved that he loved my dear friend, Franchesca. I was always touched by little things he would do, such as pick a shirt out for me from an art show and have Franchesca mail it to me….or give me a key to their apartment and tell me I was welcome any time whether they were home or not. (Btw I live several states away). I got a random text one evening because he made my “burnt ham” recipe, which he thought was crazy when I told him about it. But he made it and loved it. He was such a thoughtful friend and I can honestly say I have no other friend like him. I will miss you. Rest in paradise Mark 🤣. I will see you on the other side….”Lucy” 💜

Frank Strysik

July 18, 2021 10:35 PM

Sad to hear about the passing of Rick. So many good memories of my old classmate from Golfview Elementary and Crown High School. I had to laugh though when I read he was a classical music fan because I have such a vivid memory of walking the halls of Crown High School with him and discussing how much he loved Ozzy Osbourne's new album Diary Of A Madman and how everyone should love it as much as he did!

R.I.P. old friend and condolences to his family and friends.

Tom and Gwen Stanley

July 18, 2021 1:10 PM

We never met Rick but we know he was a good man because he made our Friend Franchesca’s life so wonderful ❤️

Evelyn Baker

July 18, 2021 10:57 AM

Evelyn Baker

July 18, 2021 10:57 AM

Rick and Francesca have lived in our community for only a short while, They are the nicest people you could ever meet. My heart goes out to Francesca for such a sudden and tremendous loss, They were so in love with each other. May you Rest In Peace friend. I know you will be keeping an eye on Francesca and Puck.

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