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I never met Rick. But I know your family. It's a strong, caring and a united family. I have witnessed the bond and the love. With that image I can feel the loss you have experieced and offer my sincere condolences. I just got back to Tampa after my mother's funeral on Friday. I too received many prayers and well wishes. I'd like to share one with you now that I think, based on what I've read, is appropriate. May

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Posted by: Wayne Greenberg - Tampa, FL - Friend of the Family   Jan 16, 2012

I am trying to understand! All of you who have said so many wonderful things are helping me to cope. Rick was loved by so many and you all are lifting our family over this mountain of sorrow. Rick lived life to the fullest and was a very special SON.He taught me and the rest of our family all the things you are writing about him. Rick and I spent some wonderful time together before GOD called him home and

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Posted by: Edward Kaloust - Tampa, FL - Dad   Jan 16, 2012

One day we'll meet again. And we'll laugh about all the trouble we caused, like children get into when they're 15. I've heard as we get older we lose our short term memory, but retain more of our long term memory. I hope so. I have some incredible memories of a good part of my youth spent with my friend Ricky. My heart goes out to the Kaloust Family. I miss you all.


Posted by: Barry Hallett, Jr. - Bethel, ME - Friend   Jan 15, 2012

I was very sad to hear about Rick's passing. My condolences to the whole Kaloust family at this very sad time. Joyce, no mother should ever have to experience this. I am sending you a virtual hug and one to Kim as well. What a devastating loss. (My mom, Lorraine Cullivan and I went to Cabo San Lucas with you and Kim almost ten years ago~)


Posted by: Amy Cullivan Power Chalmers - Malden, MA - friend of family   Jan 15, 2012

Dear Tammy,
Please accept my condolences. My heart aches for you and your daughter. I will keep you in my prayers. I hope that all the loving memories you have of Rick will help you through all the following days.
God bless,
Esther DePasquale


Posted by: Esther DePasquale - Naples, FL - friend of Tammy Bratcher   Jan 15, 2012

My dearest Joyce,
We are at a loss of words to be able to convey to you how much this news has saddened us. Please know that you and your family are in our heart and prayers and if there is anything at all that we can do for you, just let us know. The loss of one's child has to be so unbearable. It is something that we as parents never expect to have to go through.
Not ever having

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Posted by: Bill and Esther DePasquale - Naples, FL - Friends of Joyce Kaloust   Jan 15, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. I first met Rick when he visited OneAmerica for an National Education Conference held in Indianapolis. I most remember his warm smile and strong handshake. Mr. Kaloust was always so kind and a pleasure to work with. He will be missed. God Bless you and your family.


Posted by: Susan Harris - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   Jan 15, 2012

John

I'm so saddend to hear the news of Rick's passing. Although I didn't know him well the times we crossed paths in High School or summers in Gloucester were always filled with high energy and excitement that only Rick could bring. He was truly one of a kind and a real people person. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that I am thinking of you and your family during this time.


Posted by: Erika Marshall - Middleton, MA - Friend   Jan 15, 2012

So shocked and saddened to hear about Ricks' passing. I will always remember him as a kind soul who always had a slightly mischievous smile on his face that was in fact the antitheseis of what he was all about. Rick was my friend many years ago but I will always remember him and am so sorry for his family. My prayers and best wishes ... Mark Reardon.


Posted by: Mark Reardon - Burlington, MA - college friend   Jan 14, 2012

John, Susan, Derek, and Nikki,

My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. A brother is a special person and Rick was nothing short of that. May you find comfort in the many memories you once shared.

Peace,

Jennifer (Letendre) Kulicki


Posted by: Jennifer (Letendre) Kulicki - Simsbury, CT - Friend   Jan 14, 2012