THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard A. Race
Issue Date: August 15, 2019
Richard A. Race of Gainesville, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.
Born in Peshtigo, to Joseph and Fern Race, he graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1962 and received a BS degree from UW-Green Bay and also earned a BSN degree from University of Florida.
He served in the United States Navy on the USS Pawkatuck as a Navy diver and on Sea Lab 111 in San Diego, Cal. He worked at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville as a cardiac nurse, where he worked until retirement.
An avid sports fan and former athlete, he followed Wisconsin sports and enjoyed the Florida Gators.
He is survived by his wife, Laura (Miller) Race; brothers, Barry of Timmonsville, S.C., Jerry (Sherri) Race of Fort Meyers, Fla. and Tom (Kay) Race of LaFarge and a niece, Cara Race of Reston, Va.
Condolences can be sent to Race's, 10011 NW 12th Lane Gainesville, Fla. 32606.