Richard Staral, better known as “Big Rick” at the fire station, was an electrician with the City of Beverly Hills before he was hired by the Beverly Hills Fire Department in 1978. He worked there for 24 years until he passed away from a pulmonary embolus. He was proud to be an engineer and always took great care of his rig. Off duty, Rick’s passion was cars and he built a 1940 Ford standard coupe street rod. Rick will best be remembered by friends and family for his loud “Whoo Ya” call outs.
Richard G. Staral
- Beverly Hills
- July 18, 2002
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