Richard L. Chambers

October 1, 1947 - June 26, 2017
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On Monday, June 26, Richard L. Chambers, Jr., 69, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Richard was a well-known and admired architect who brought into being some of Houston’s best-known landmarks, such as Marshall Field’s, the Park at Houston Center, the Toyota Center, and the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, as well as the iconic pyramids of Moody Gardens in Galveston. A native of Galveston, Richard graduated from Ball High School and the University of Houston’s Hines School of Architecture. He went on to be licensed as an architect in six different states, and his legacy stands in buildings throughout the United States.

Richard was a past Chapter President of the Rotary Club of Houston, member of the Krewe of Momus, member of the International Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Association, and a proud Life Member of the University of Houston Alumni Association. A true “B.O.I.” (“Born on the Island”), Richard loved spending his free time with his family in Galveston, as well as fishing, boating, and hunting.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, the former Marguerite (“Rita”) Delany; his sister, Vivian Kearny, and her husband, Jim; his daughter, Ginger Williams, and her husband, Paul; his daughter, Mandy Celli, and her husband, Richard; and his grandchildren, Lauren and Jackson Williams.

A memorial to Richard and his life will be held on Thursday, June 29th  from 11:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, in Galveston.  Donations may be made in his name to the Galveston Historic Foundation.

The family would like to extend its sincere thanks to his healthcare family, including Kayla, Jeannie, Helen, Rachel, Cynthia, Dale, Trina, Douglas, Gift, and all the nurses and caregivers from A-Med for taking care of all of us.

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Memorial Information

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home

Address:

3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Donation Information

Galveston Historic Foundation

P.O. Box 149
Galveston, TX 77553

 

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Born: October 1, 1947
Died: June 26, 2017

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Martha posted on 6/30/17

Dear Rita and family, We were so very sorry to read about Ricky's passing. Our prayers go out to you and your family that you find strength and comfort in the concern of others. With warmest regards, Tom and Martha Lasater

 

Don and Carolyn Springer posted on 6/30/17

Richard was a true Galveston Island success story. He was never happier than with his family at the Bay house or hunting and fishing with friends. He will be missed by many.

 

Don and Carolyn Springer posted on 6/30/17

Richard was a true Galveston Island success story. He was never happier than with his family at the beach house or hunting and fishing with friends. He will be missed by many.

 

Mike Lasater posted on 6/29/17

I was very sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. I always enjoyed talking to him through the years. Know that you are in my thoughts.

 

Susan Rogers posted on 6/28/17

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I have such good memories of Richard when we lived on Tangley. My thoughts and prayers are with you Rita, and the whole family. Love, Susan Rogers

 

Cynthia & Richard Celli posted on 6/28/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times. We are blessed to have known and and been a part of, Richard's life and family. He will be missed by many.

 

Ben Hurst posted on 6/28/17

We are proud to have known and included Richard and his family as friends of our family. Rest in peace friend. Ben & Carolyn Hurst

 

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