Husband to Barbara Senkir Hall for 47 years, and friend for 60 years. Father to Christy and husband Mike Knott. Grandfather to Kaity, Mike and wife Flor, Becky, Zack and Lexi. He also leaves behind many devoted cousins and “brothers.”

He forged lifelong friendships at OLPH and Riordan. Firefighter for Menlo Park Fire District for 27 years. He loved the brotherhood of his fire family and spent his career teaching, supporting, mentoring, playing softball and having fun.

He taught at the fire academy at College of San Mateo for many years and helped shape upcoming firefighters. He volunteered in the Fiesta Gardens neighborhood, and always helped family and friends.

During his eight years of battling esophageal cancer, Rich showed courage and bravery.  “He never gave up and cherished each moment he had. We are thankful for the time we had with Rich but are also relieved that he is no longer suffering. He was grateful that so many friends and family were able to come and say goodbye during his final week at home.”