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Richard William Sowden

Richard William Sowden

July 28, 1963 ~ July 21, 2020

Richard W. Sowden, age 56 of Tequesta passed away on July 21st, 2020. Foremost, Rich was a family man. He was a sportsman, fisherman and hunter. His career as Captain of sports fishing yachts took him to many international tournaments. Rich was happiest on the water, especially on family trips to the Bahamas where he taught his kids how to fish and dive. He also loved to hunt with friends and teach his kids all he knew about the sport. He was a Commercial Realtor, Property Manager and owned and operated Ocean Wave Realty. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen Shaw Sowden and his three children, Eric (Polly), Kevin and Brooke, along with sisters Linda and Wendy (Mark). Rich touched the lives of many with his humor, outgoing personality and great storytelling. He will forever be loved and missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Rich Sowden Memorial Fund at Ducks Unlimited, PO Box 133, Jupiter, Fla 33468 or The Green Turtle Cay Foundation at PayPal or Big Dog Ranch Rescue www.bdrr.org.

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Susan Bardin - Friend

August 1, 2020, 12:38 pm

Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. We will miss Rich’s warm smile in our neighborhood.

Beverly and Paul Proffett - Friends

August 2, 2020, 1:24 pm

Dear Karen, Eric and family
Sending love and our deepest condolences for your loss. Rich will be missed by all who were lucky to know him.
Paul and Beverly Proffett

Tom Burst - Hunt'en Buddy

August 2, 2020, 2:24 pm

It is hard to imagine a hunting season without him.
He will be missed.

Kerry Gallagher - Friend

August 2, 2020, 3:09 pm

Karen, all the Gallagher’s were so sad to hear about Rich. You are in our prayers, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Debbie Johnson - Former teacher and friend

August 2, 2020, 7:05 pm

Eric, Kevin, Brooke, and Karen, we were so saddened to hear of Your dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may God hold your hand during this difficult time it’s our deepest sympathy Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Johnson Todd‘s parents and your former teacher Eric and Kevin love to all

Perry Russo - Friends and did business very recently

August 2, 2020, 8:53 pm

So sorry to hear of Richs passing. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Stephanie Teasley - Business Associate

August 2, 2020, 10:22 pm

My family and I are so saddened by Rich’s passing. Karen and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. We thought the world of Rich and he will be missed greatly.

Our deepest sympathy –

Stephanie Teasley and Family.

Donita Smith - Friend and former employee

August 3, 2020, 3:08 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed the years I worked with Rich.

Chuck and Jeanne Lofquist - Friend and neighbor

August 3, 2020, 8:38 pm

Karen and family, We are sad to hear about Rich, he was a great man. We have many wonderful memories of our trip to GTC, And his crazy stories we were blessed to Hear. Please know that we are thinking about you in this hard time, much love.
Jeanne, Chuck, Cassie & Chas Lofquist

Jim McGrath - Friend

August 4, 2020, 11:47 am

Karen, truly sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you and your children, I hope you all find peace.

Andrew and Beth Ross - Friends

August 4, 2020, 5:01 pm

Karen, Eric, Kevin and Brooke: we were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Rich. We are so sorry. We have nothing but the fondest memories of times spent with him. Rich will be missed.

Marci Meyerowich - friend

August 5, 2020, 12:43 pm

Dear Karen Eric Kevin and Brooke. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May you find comfort in all your fond memories. Rich was a sincere and loving man and it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye. He is at rest and has found peace. You all are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Mark Flynn - Route 1 Insurance

August 5, 2020, 9:08 pm

Dear Karen – All of us at Route 1 Insurance are so sorry to hear about Richie. We miss his countless funny stories. We will all and miss him. Of course Buddy the hound dog will for sure miss his best friend.

My An Le and Trang Dong - Nail Perfection Business

August 16, 2020, 2:40 pm

We are saddened to hear about Richard’s passing. He was a great man. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Ms. Gerry Dromeshauser - Friend

August 16, 2020, 5:52 pm

Karen and family: I was so sorry to hear about Rich and your loss. My prayers are with you all. Love and condolences for this time and always. Gerry Dromeshauser

Lourdes Carasa Story - Business

August 28, 2020, 1:07 pm

Karen, Brook, Eric and Kevin, I was sadden to hear about Rich’s passing. He will be missed and I pray all the loving memories will somewhat ease the pain. You are in my prayers.

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