October 24, 1952 ~ June 9, 2017

Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Richard George Oreskey, 64, passed away unexpectedly June 9, 2017. Survived by wife, Mickie Oreskey; daughters, Melissa (Brad) Ritter and Michelle (Rickey) Jones; mother, Marie Oreskey; siblings, Susan (Pete) Juba, Janet (Carmen) Juliano and Michael (Sandy) Oreskey; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces an nephews. Preceded in death by his father George F. Oreskey, Jr; grandparents, George F. and Anna Oreskey and John and Susan Smalley. Rick was born to George and Marie Oreskey on October 24, 1952, in Pueblo. He worked at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department, Pueblo Community College and was a Deacon with the Diocese of Pueblo. Rick enjoyed gardening, camping, fly fishing, spending time with his friends and family and his church family. Recipient of the Medal of Valor, member of Knights of Columbus, Crossroads, Foot Printers and was a hospital chaplain. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs. in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th St. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

Memories Timeline


  1. Me deepest sincere condolences to the Oreskey family.I met Richard on the first day that he started to work at the P.C.S.D,and from that day on i quickly learned to love him as one friend loves another.Richard radiated the love he felt for his fellow man.I consider it an honor to have met him and his family,and to have been able to work with him for so many years.In private discussions,Richard and i would discuss Bible versus,and one specific verse we both believed in (Jeremiah 29-11) was but one that we often talked about.It is with that verse in mind that i would tell his lovely wife Mickie that although at the moment you are at the lowest point in your life,please know that i once heard Richard console one of the female deputies at work who’s husband had passed away.He said to her that she should act as she would want her husband to act,if the situation were reversed and she had been called home by our Holy Father God before him.What else can one say.Although with a heavy heart and feeling very sad,i am very happy for Richard,but i also feel a little envious because he beat me in getting to HeavenThank you!Richard for teaching me how to read scripture.Thank you! for being my friend. I will remember Richard Oreskey,and his family in my nightly prayers for as long as our Holy Father God allows me to remain on this earth.Rest in peace Richard,see you later.Your friend EL.LOPEZ.

  2. There are no words to say how much I am like freaking out wreck your amazing man you kept Aaron out of some trouble I remember you over at Central High School before I even begin to see you at PCC you are awesome and amazing Mickie once again I am so sorry for your loss

  3. I agree wholeheartedly with you.Richard was an amazing man.He was the kind of man that i would trust with my life knowing that he was at my side with full confidence that he would watch my back in any situation.What else can a man say. EL LOPEZ.

  4. Dear Mickie and Family
    We are so saddened to learn of Richards passing . We always looked forward to seeing and visiting with you at Cadwell cabins for so many years.
    Just won’t be the same ,we will miss Richard.Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers , may all the happy memories you made together help you through this most difficult time.
    Sending much Love to you and your girls and their families.
    Larry and Dianne Frazier

  5. Mickie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I learned of Rick’s passing this weekend and I was shocked to learn of his passing. As you know, I met Rick when I started at the sheriff’s department in 1976. Through my time there until 1984, Rick was a great partner and friend. A funny story I will never forget (actually there are a few), RIck and I were in the St. Charles Mesa coming off a graveyard shift and the sun began to peak over the east horizon. His eyes like mine I am sure were not completely focused. Over the radio in a panic, Rick told the dispatchers the entire Mesa was on fire when in reality it was was a beautiful bright orange/red sunrise. I have great fond memories and Rick will forever be in my heart / Luis and Ida Torres

  6. Oreskey family,

    On behalf of the Eversole’s, accept our heartfelt condolences at the loss of Rick. I was so saddened to learn of his passing. May God hold him close and grant him eternal peace.

    Mike, Ed and I are especially thinking of you and Sandy during this terrible time. Take good care my friend – all Blessings we can possibly muster go out to you, Sandy, Mickie, Susan, Janet, your mom and all the kids.

    I’ll never forget Rick handcuffing me to the railing the night before my trip to KY with my dad! Or, driving home from the mountains in the dark, with Rick’s new Maglight flashlight guiding our way! He was so impressed with how bright it was… funny, what one remembers about another and how we touch each other’s lives. He will be missed.

    God Bless,

  7. It saddens my heart to hear of this news about such a great person. My condolences are with his wife and girls and all his loved ones. I attended PCC from Fall of 2012 until this past Spring semester of 2017. He and I had a conversation about what the winter weather was going to be like. He shared about when he was with the Sheriff’s office and had to go out to homes when people got trapped from the bad storm of 2007. I think that was the year. It was such an honor to have had met him and have him watch over us at PCC. He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace Mr. Oreskey.

  8. I am very sorry for your loss or our loss. Rick was a special cousin for me, so dedicated to any cause or career and his church. He had his dad’s oneriness and sense of humor. I remember walking to college and I didn’t see his car waiting in the cross walk. Rick slowly pulled up just enough to scare me. I looked up and he laughed heartily.
    I so wish I could be with you. I will miss seeing him when I visit later this summer. Know that all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers Take care. May God bless all of you.

  9. My deepest condolences to the Oresky family. I have known Rick since junior high school. I always had great respect for Rick and thought he was a sincerely kind and caring man who would go out of his way to help others. I am shocked at his passing and I pray that his family and friends will be comforted in their time of grief. May you Rest In Peace Rick

  10. My deepest condolences to the Oreskey family. Rick was a great man and no words can express the sadness of his passing. He was one of the first people to reach out to me in my time of loss and he continued to check on me over time to ensure I was o.k. That concern and compassion was so important and really a reflection on who Rick really was. There was never a time that he did not have a smile to share, a bit of wisdom to impart, and a story to tell. He will be truly missed.

  11. My deepest condolences to the Oreskey family.
    I knew Rick since the school years and always had respect for him.
    Working with and along side him was a true blessing during our years at the Sheriff’s Dept. We never altered the fact that we were both on the same side. I learned a lot from observing and talking to Rick, he was a Blessing to be around.
    I’m so sorry for your loss Susan, for a Brother and Sister to be the team you once were is truly great.
    See you on the other side my friend.
    Warner Jamnik,
    The entire Jamnik Family.

  12. Our deepest condolences and prayers of peace and comfort in this difficult time. There are no magic words of comfort but know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and we are so sorry for your loss!!
    The Averys

  13. Our deepest sympathy to the whole Oreskey family. We pray for peace and comfort at this difficult time. Our whole family was shocked when we found out Rick had passed away. My boys send their condolences. We are unable to attend the services but want you to know that we have your family in our prayers. Rick always met us with a smile and we enjoyed his company. He will be sadly missed by everyone. We are all so very sorry for your loss. The Rendon’s (Bruce,Kathy,Rem and Colt)

  14. My heartfelt prayers go out to Mickie Oreskey and her family. So sorry for the loss of a beloved husband and family man. May your find comfort in prayer and in cherished family memories.



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