TAMPA, Fla. — Missed by his loving family, Rick slipped away on Monday, January 9, 2012.
Rick was 46 years old, born Jan. 14, 1965 in Taunton, MA to Edward and Joyce Kaloust. Rick spent his entire professional career in financial services and established a successful American United Life Agency in Tampa, FL, where he served as General Agent. Under his leadership, his agency achieved seven Top 10 qualifications as well as qualified for AUL's Business Conference five times, making his agency one of the top in the country. Rick and his soul mate Tammy Bratcher enjoyed many happy years together in Tampa.
Rick was loved by many and will always be remembered by his adoring mother and father, Joyce and Edward Kaloust, and by his four siblings: Donna Hedgepath of Naples, FL; Kim Kaloust of Newton, MA; John and Derek Kaloust of Tampa, FL. He also leaves behind five nieces and nephews.
Rick lived life to the fullest and was always there for those who needed him most. The only thing that was larger than his smile was his heart, which will live on through his family and friends. He had a way of making each one of us feel special, and his charisma lit up our lives. Rick was truly our "Golden Boy." We will miss him dearly.
We stand before you with broken hearts because our beloved brother, beautiful son, and precious friend has passed. So today we will weep and mourn, but tomorrow we will dance in your memory. This comes from a passage in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:l, "A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance."
ARRANGEMENTS: In lieu of flowers, please do a random act of kindness and pay it forward in Rick's honor. A service for family and friends of Richard Edward Kaloust will be held on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 1PM at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel, 3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, Florida, with a Celebration of Life reception immediately following from 2-4 p.m. at Malio's, located at 400 Ashley Drive North, Tampa. For his family and friends in Massachusetts, there will be a celebration service and releasing of ashes this summer in Gloucester, Massachusetts. On line condolences and all up-dates will be provided at Richardkaloustmemorial.com. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, 813-835-4991.