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Mohler, Richard A.

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November 29, 1968 - July 23, 2016

Mohler, Richard A.

Richard Allen Mohler
1968 ~ 2016

Richard Allen Mohler of McKinney, Texas passed away unexpectedly from heart failure, at home, on Saturday, July 23rd 2016 at the age of only 47 years. Rick was the first born child to William Thomas Mohler and Bonnie Marie Cirillo Mohler; born November 29, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. He grew up with his family in Des Moines, Iowa before leaving to serve his country as an Aircrewman in the United States Navy during the Gulf War. His time and dedication in the service earned him the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Good Conduct Medal. After Rick was honorably discharged in 1992, he began his work toward an Associate of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology. He was recruited by Texas Instruments and moved to Lubbock, TX, where he met his wife, Debra. He eventually settled in McKinney and worked as a Thin Film Equipment Engineering Technician for Texas Instruments, RFAB in Richardson, TX. (He loved those robots, except when they broke!) During this time, Rick proudly earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. Rick had a love for computer technology, movies- especially James Bond, binge watching shows, NASCAR, Dallas Cowboys, the Dodgers, the Lakers, the Iowa Cyclones, and the Texas Longhorns, heavy metal music, shooting, the beach, and, above all else, his family and friends. Rick will be remembered for his optimism, his generosity, his happy-go-lucky attitude, and his 110% dedication to everything he did. He was a hard working man, bold and confident, always thinking of others, and someone who loved to make others happy. He was a loving husband, a great father and grandfather, a wonderful son , big brother, and uncle, and a true friend. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Richard Allen Mohler is survived by his wife of 21 years, Debra Ann Silvas, parents, Bill and Bonnie Mohler, children; Richard Aaron Mohler, Joshua Leigh Silvas, Andrea Celeste Silvas, and Damian Allias Silvas, grandson, Elijah Geovanne Ruiz, grandfather, Howard Mohler, siblings; Sherry Carrington (Chad), Sarah Boten (Chris), Michael Mohler (Michele), in-laws, Daniel and Hope Gonzales, his (Yorkie) boy- Spencer, and 11 nieces and nephews, as well as extended loving family and friends.

Visitation with Military Honors

2:00-4:00 P.M., Saturday, July 30, 2016
ARIA Cremation Service Memorial Chapel
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

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Rod Carsten

July 30, 2016 2:02PM

Thinking of a praying for all of your family today that our God would comfort your hearts.

Mark Parker

July 30, 2016 6:52AM

I was fortunate enough to work with Rick for a short while at SFAB in Sherman Tx for a short while. I'll always remember his smile because he always had one showing. RIP.

Heidi Bradford

July 28, 2016 6:05PM

My condolences to all the family, and friends.
Rick was my brothers best friend growing up in Norwoodville.
I know my brother will show Rick the ropes on the other side.
Sending prayers up for him, and all his family.

D Krumme

July 28, 2016 3:07PM

Rick was a great member of the team. His absence will be felt greatly. Our thoughts and prayers to tne family members.

Brenda Madison

July 27, 2016 4:38PM

My heartfelt condolences to Rick's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dana Binns & Nancy Kelderman

July 26, 2016 11:09PM

Sherry, Chad and Ricks entire family, you are all in our prayers for God's comfort an peace at this time. Such a tragic loss yet God's grace is sufficient. Holding up in prayer at this time.

Erich and Tami Lage

July 26, 2016 8:56PM

Our deepest sympathy Bill, Bonnie and extended families. We are so deeply sorry for your loss of Rick. The firstborn of your beautiful family. We know how much he was loved and admired by all who knew him. We grieve with you and offer our prayers to God for your comfort. All our love, Tami and Erich Lage

Roya R. McKelvain

July 26, 2016 8:38PM

Oh how my heart aches. Many, many prayers to all family and friends. Our condolences as well. Fly high my friend.

Yossila Burton

July 26, 2016 8:33PM

I didn't know him, but my Husband Demond Burton had nothing but good things to say about him. Prayers for your family.


July 26, 2016 6:06PM

So sorry for the loss of Rock Mohler's family & friends..he was a great tech RIP. GOD BLESS

Demond Burton

July 26, 2016 5:19PM

My condolences go out from my family to yours! May God's spirit console you and keep you during this trying time! Rick will be missed by the entire D shift TI team! I feel blessed to have met you and worked alongside of you for a short while! I will remember the conversations, the breakfasts at fuzzy's, and your work ethic!

I won't forget you !

Liz (Bierma) Glick

July 26, 2016 4:34PM

To all the Mohlers and extended family, I am so so sorry for your hard loss. We will be praying for God's comfort on your hearts. We are so sorry.

Steven Malavolti

July 26, 2016 4:23PM

I am deeply saddened to hear that Rick passed away. I flew with him in the Navy. Shoot I trained him the Reel Operator field. He was outstanding aircrewman, friend and technician. He will me missed. May god comfort your grieving process. He is in peace.
Steve Malavolti, AMC (Navy Chief Retired)

Conrad Bourg

July 26, 2016 4:22PM

I worked with Rick at RFAB and am truly sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. I will miss talking football with him.

Aaron Jameson

July 26, 2016 1:45PM

Mohler, Boten and Carrington family: My thoughts and prayers to God are with you and for you during this season of pain, loss, heartache and questioning. I wish I had known Rick. He was clearly a wonderful man, husband and father. May Christ Jesus be your peace and comfort during this time (2 Cor. 1:3-7).