Passing of Captain Richard Ellenberger

On behalf of the Richard Ellenberger family I regret to inform that he left us on July 20, 2014 in the A.M. hours. Capt Ellenberger worked for the department for approximately 17 years, starting his career in the summer of 1997 as a seasonal employee in the Riverside Unit.  In April 2002 he had a short assignment as a firefighter 2 in Riverside Unit before promoting to Fire Apparatus Engineer in November 2002. In 2009 Richard promoted to limited term Fire Captain in Riverside Unit before finally accepting a permanent home at Ventura Camp in San Luis Obispo Unit.
Rich enjoyed all outdoor activities from hiking, surfing, water skiing and weight lifting. Richard also had a passion for building motorcycles and his 1956 Volkswagen bug to a street legal racer.
Rich was born Dec 4, 1960 in San Bernardino, CA. and attended Colton elementary & Cal Poly High School.
Richard is survived by his Mother Myrtle Ellenberger, His Wife Jennifer Ellenberger and three daughters Carrisa (15), Caitlynn (11), and Bella (5).

Viewing will be:

Sunday, July 26, 2015
At      1600 to 20:00 hrs
26855-A Jefferson Ave.
Murrieta, CA. 92562
Service will be:

Monday, July 27, 2015
At      1000 hrs
34570 Monte Vista Dr.
Wildomar, CA. 92595

Cards can be sent to Richard Ellenberger Family
27463 Pinyon Street.
Murrieta, CA.  92562
Go Fund Me account


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