Richard Stanley ScibiorJuly 22, 1940 ~ November 15, 2017 (age 77)
Richard S. Scibior
1940 – 2017
Richard Scibior passed away peacefully on November 15, 2017 at home in Boise, ID. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Scibior and his three daughters, Deborah Scibior (Scott Grothe), Denise Fischer (Gary), Melissa Gaskell (Kevin), and six wonderful grandchildren, Logan, Paige, Isaac, Jacob, Ryan and Jenna, all of Boise.
Richard was born July 22, 1940 in Detroit, MI to Bennie and Nettie Scibior. He graduated from Lowrey High School in 1958 and earned an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Henry Ford Community College before enlisting in the Air Force in 1962. Richard married Virginia (Bomber) in April 1963 in Michigan. They spent their month-long honeymoon traveling across the country, with a stop in Las Vegas, and ending in Rancho Cordova, CA for his first assignment. Richard trained as an Air Force pilot and flew several different aircraft, including the T-38, F-100 and T-39. He served proudly as a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War, earning honors. Throughout his 22 year military career, Richard and his family were stationed in California, New York, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, New Mexico and Japan. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 1983 from the University of Maryland. Richard retired from the military in 1984 in Albuquerque, NM to begin a second career in sales for Truly Nolan. In 2001, Richard and Virginia moved to Las Vegas, NV where they lived for 12 years, frequently traveling to see their daughters or entertaining friends and family at home. In 2013, they joined their three daughters and their families in Boise, ID.
Richard enjoyed camping, hiking, photography, fly fishing, watching his grandchildren play sports, all the latest technology gadgets, traveling, playing video poker, and big Christmas celebrations. He established a family tradition of elaborate BINGO parties, which grew larger every year. Richard was a huge proponent of family vacations, spending the summers exploring the national parks, and taking trips to Disneyland for his daughters and Las Vegas for himself and his wife. He and his brother-in-law took their families camping nearly every weekend in the summers and started the continuous quest to reach the elusive Redondo Peak in New Mexico. Once he pulled out his topo maps, everyone would groan, but they always participated in the grueling hikes. While stationed in Japan, Richard took his family on the most memorable hike of all, up Mt. Fuji for the “sunrise surprise”. Richard made sure his family was well-traveled, packing up the Great Pumpkin for adventures all across the U.S. His military career also gave them the chance to explore Japan, Korea, Okinawa and the Philippines.
Richard lived a full life and always made family his priority. He leaves a legacy of wonderful memories, of adventure, and of love.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd at 2:00pm at Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City. Condolences may be made to the family at www.bowmanfuneral.com.