Richard (Rick) Anthony Vlahovich Jr., 57, passed away on January 10, 2024 in Clear Lake, Texas. He was born March 22, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington to Richard Sr. and Betty Vlahovich. He graduated with his Electrical Engineering degree from Gonzaga University in 1988 and soon married the love of his life Mary Carson. The couple moved to Clear Lake, Texas for work and to start their family where Rick was an active member of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church. Rick and Mary built deep roots in the Clear Lake community and established an amazing group of friends to share life with. Together they raised three amazing children in a house filled with music, laughter, dancing, games and lots of love. Rick had a passion for placing others before himself and always left a positive imprint on the hearts of everyone he touched. His family and friends have endless fond memories of Rick; from cranking music outside as he grilled, to sharing family walks along the Strand in Galveston, to spreading joy and laughter around a campfire. Rick was a thinker, a fixer of all things, and the engineer to Mary’s creative projects. Above all, Rick was a humble, kind-hearted, caring father and husband who deeply loved his family and was a great friend to many. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years Mary Vlahovich of Clear Lake, parents Rich and Betty Vlahovich and brother Jeff Vlahovich of Tacoma, Washington, daughters Katelyn Vlahovich Lau and husband Luke of Dallas, Tess Vlahovich of Newport Beach CA, son Adam Vlahovich of Clear Lake, and many loving extended family members and friends.
A rosary will be held Friday, January 19 at 10:00 am followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 am at St. Bernadettes Catholic Church.