Richard J. Enrico, 86, of Winchester, Virginia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Enrico was born in 1932 in Portsmouth, Virginia, the son of the late Leoncio Enrico and Eusebia Geluz, and stepson of the late Pacifico Geluz. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia; earned an Associate’s degree from San Antonio College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Carolina College. Mr. Enrico was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean conflict, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. In his early career, he was a business manager in the insurance industry for 15 years. Mr. Enrico came from humble beginnings and loved sports from an early age. He was very competitive and athletic himself. He boxed in a boy’s league and won the Golden Gloves Award and later competed in the Senior Citizens Olympics, where he excelled and even set new records. He was an avid Redskins fan and loved Duke basketball.
Mr. Enrico became a born-again Christian at the age of 45. He was strongly pro-life and had a zealous, evangelical focus. Mr. Enrico founded a full-time ministry, Foundation for Moral Restoration, in 1980 which started in Fairfax, later moving to Loudoun County. He also ministered to jail inmates for ten years. Mr. Enrico was a member of Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg.
Richard was a very devoted and faithful husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family – which included four daughters, eighteen grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.
He married Phyllis McCarter on July 14, 1962 in Hillcrest Heights in Maryland.
Surviving with his wife of 56 years are daughters: Lisa Sanders (Mike) of Winchester, Virginia, Laura Holland (P.J.) of Round Hill, Virginia, Terry Schulman (David) of Stephenson, Virginia, and Rebecca Duffy (Mike) of Winchester, Virginia; grandchildren: Lisa’s children – Andrew Sanders (Catie), David Sanders (Mariah), Jordan Sanders (Emily), Nick Sanders, Luke Sanders; Laura’s children – Patrick Holland, III, Christian Holland, Alyssa Holland, Jeremiah Holland; Terry’s children – Rachel Schulman, Noah Schulman, Matthew Schulman; Rebecca’s children – Mikayla Duffy, Madelyn Duffy, Josiah Duffy, Jacob Duffy, Judah Duffy, and Juliana Duffy; great granddaughters: Selah and Adelynn Sanders; sister, Linda Givens; and brother, Bobby Geluz.
Along with his parents, Mr. Enrico was preceded in death by brothers: Yonnie and Philip Enrico, and David Geluz.
Visitation will be from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Thursday, October 18th, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel with a funeral service at 10:30 am with Pastor Mike Emerson officiating. Breakfast refreshments will be provided during the visitation. Interment will be in Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be made to AbbaCare Pregnancy Resource Center via their website at: https://www.abbacarepartners.org/donate.html or mail to: 200 Weems Lane, Winchester, Virginia 22601 MEMO: Richard J. Enrico.