Richard J. Waser

Richard J. Waser

June 6, 1947 - January 25, 2013
Affton, Missouri

WASER, Richard J. 'Mr. Springdale' passed away Friday, January 25, 2013. Beloved husband of Sandra Waser. Loving father of Sherrie (Michael) Wheeler and Jamie (Michael) Aulbach. Dear Opa of Hannah. He will be missed by his canine pal 'Lucky.' Rich served as co-owner and general manager of Springdale Park & Pool. It was his passion & purpose and he made many friends during his years there. He was the founder and President of PAW Stoppers. SERVICES: Funeral from JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS Funeral Home, 7027 Gravois 9:30am Wednesday to St. George Catholic Church for 10:00am Mass. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. VISITATION MONDAY 4 to 8 PM and TUESDAY 4 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PAW Stoppers. Rich wants you all to know 'God Bless and thanks for the memories!'



January 28, 2013 & January 29, 2013
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
John L. Ziegenhein & Sons
7027 Gravois Avenue

Get Directions

January 30, 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. George Catholic Church
4980 Heege Road (at Gravois)

Get Directions


With all our love and tears, our hearts break with you. God bless you all. Thank you Rich for the wonderful memories you've shared with us.
-The Pate Family

Thanks for all your dedication and friendship over the years. I will miss our conversations at the pool both on and off duty. May god bless and keep you and your family.
-Joseph LaPlant

We are so sorry for the loss of Rich. He brought so much joy to so many people over the years. We will all remember the joyous times and thank you Rich for them. You may now rest in God's arms.
-Cathy & Tom Wheeler

I was extremely sorry to learn of Richard's passing. I am the manager of the Circle K gas station across the road from the Springdale Pool. Richard would come in all the time and always had a good word to say to me. I will miss him greatly. Please express my most sincere expression of sadness to his family and other friends. I know that many people will miss him.
-Gregory Shinault

I used to run into Richard at the gas station across the street from Springdale Pool. I had not seen him for a while and did not know that he was ill. I am sorry to hear of his passing. Please let his family know that we are all thinking of them in their grief and will say a prayer for everyone.
-Ken Buchholz

We are so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. We send our love and prayers to Sandy and the girls. May God bless.
-Charles Claborn

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. He will be deeply missed. I know he is in peace with God. I love you Mike and Sherrie. Give my love to Sandy, Jamie and Hannah.
-Stacey Mennare

So sorry for your loss. I know he is in a better place and not in pain anymore. I love you Aunt Sherrie and Uncle Mike
-Devin Hennessy

I was very sorry to hear that Rich had passed away. It brought tears to my eyes. I am one of the orginizers from Inventory Sales Company that plans our picnic every year out at Springdale and had become a very close friend to Rich. I live out of town now and how i wish i could be there to give my condolences in person. Inventory sales will miss his smiling face driving by on the tractor or the golf cart. Thank you Rich for all the good times at the park, you will be missed. Jamie our prayers are with you. Matt Clayton and the family at Inventory Sales Company
-Matt Clayton

Rich was a wonderful man, dedicated to his family, local police officers and their K-9s. His hard work at Springdale Park & Pool created a place where family-friendly memories have been made for generations of local residents. He cared about his community, and will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sandra and his daughters, who were the lights of his life.
-Renee Reuter

Sandy,Sherri and Jamie We loved Rich and fondly hold many memories. God bless you and bring you peace. Dick and Jean
-Dick and Jean Strifler

Offer Condolences or Share your Memories

Please fill out this short form. All condolences are approved prior to posting.