Richard Acosta

Richard Edward Acosta

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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May 17, 1951 - July 6, 2020

Richard Edward Acosta, 69, of Bakersfield, California, passed away on July 6, 2020.

Richard was born in Bakersfield, California, on May 17, 1951, to Richard and Ella Marie Acosta. He attended Beardsley Elementary, Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield College, Federico Beauty College, and San Joaquin Valley College.

He started his career as an aide to Representative of California's 18th Congressional District, William M. Ketchum, in Washington DC. He returned to Bakersfield to pursue a career as a hairstylist. He worked as a hairstylist for 25 years at Mr. C's. He then pursued a career as a medical assistant and worked for Random Medical Clinic for 10 years. He was a member of the Young Republicans and the Kern Valley Indian Community, proud of his Indian Native Heritage.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ella Marie Kline Acosta. He is survived by his siblings; sisters, Barbara Martinez, Christine Acosta, Rose Marie Acosta, Doreen Peterson (Ken); brothers, Roland Acosta, Anthony Acosta, Roger Acosta (Brenda); and numerous nieces and nephews that he loved. Richard will be deeply missed by many.

A private funeral service will be held on Friday July 17, 2020, at Greenlawn Mortuary Northeast, with Pastor Ken Burnett officiating. The Service will be live streamed, follow link: Greenlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit
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Ken Burnett

Posted at 02:11am
Beloved Barbara & family: Our memories of Ricky are filled with his love for Jesus and the joy and kindness he exuded as he shared with us and everyone around him. We first met Ricky at very special & powerful prayer meetings we used to attend in Bakersfield under Fred & Sue Rowe's ministry. Ricky & Barbara would be there, an integral part, working at the book table afterward, faithfully loving on everyone who came, praying & blessing each one. Ricky gave words of knowledge to others.... Later, when we learned that Ricky was at Rosewood, we enjoyed singing & praying with him. We noticed he was still as much a blessing to all the dear foks there as he had always been, including us! We enjoyed our fellowship with him..... As we watched the homegoing again this evening, Ken & I were touched by the family's sharing. God Bless each one of you, and give you Comfort in The Precious Holy Spirit.
May you all enjoy The Journey, and also finish well !! ~ In His care, Pastor Ken & Carolyn Burnett

Elías H. Briano

Posted at 06:06pm
My Deepest condolences to the Acosta family in regards to your brother Richard Acosta.
ElĂ­as H. Briano

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