Rev. Dn. Richard Easbey


Deacon Richard Easbey was born in Helena, Montana to his parents Jim & Doris on April 19, 1945. There he shared his childhood with his late brother, Jeffrey.  Dn. Richard moved to the Los Angeles area in the early 70s to attend the Light and Powerhouse - a bible college. Soon after he moved to Goleta, California to join the Grace Catholic Church, which after a wonderful journey, became the St. Athanasius Orthodox Church community where he was ordained as a Deacon in 1987 and has been the spiritual earthly home he loved for over 40 years. Dn. Richard created many leather goods including bibles, which are still treasured today. He worked for 7up bottling company, earning him memorable trips to France and the Carribean for his success in sales. His career then changed to real estate which included investment properties as well as financing. He retired from a highly respected career in mortgage banking in 2012. He spent his later years traveling often, including multiple cruises and trips to various golf courses around the country with his family and friends. Because of his unwavering faith he was always up for a deep theological discussion. He enjoyed playing and listening to music, and was continually attempting to solve the problems of the world. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, June Boettner Easbey. He loved and took very much pride in his 8 children and their spouses; Joanne (Verne) Gish, Robert Todd, Kristi (Doug) King, Dorian (Tim) Florez, Katherine (Hani) AbuGhazaleh, Sylvia (Josh) Porta, Michael (Margaret) Easbey, and Elizabeth (John) Heiduk. He was blessed at the time of his passing with 19 grandchildren with 1 on the way and 4 great grandchildren with 1 more on the way, as well.

Dn. Richard was blessed with a painless and peaceful passing on August 6th, 2022.  May his memory be eternal.