Richard “Rick” Gerring | Passages

Richard “Rick” Gerring passed suddenly on Jan. 18 at age 60. He is survived by his parents, Ray & June Gerring, Brother Dale (Linda), niece & nephew Laurie Turner (Garrett) & Steven Gerring, his cherished friend Liz Martini, Shirley Pierce and many other loving friends and relatives.

A long-time resident of Lopez Island,Rick owned and operated Lopez Island Electric Company for more that 20 years.

Rick, AKA,“Rico” was renowned for his guitar riffs, playing in bands and jamming with musicians from Lopez Island to Seattle. In recent years he had become a skilled ukulele builder under the name “Rockin’ R.” Uniquely popular in his home community, he thrived on his relationship with his many close friends, creating music,riding his motorcycle, catching fish and as the life of any party.

Imbued with a deep personal spirituality along with an extra-ordinary happy spirit and impeccable integrity, he is profoundly missed by all who knew him.

Guests are encouraged to wear colorful attire, Hawaiian shirts, tie-dyed in Ricks memory.

No flowers please. Rick would be very pleased with a donation to Bernie Sanders for President at or a charity of your choice.

Celebration of Rick’s life will be on Saturday, February 6th, 1-3PM at Shoreline Elks Lodge, 14625 15th Ave. NE Shoreline Wa. AND Saturday Feb. 20th at 6:00PM at THE GALLEY on Lopez Island.