Budd Riker

June  5th, 1954 June  12th, 2024
Laguna Niguel, CA
Budd Riker

Our brief partings on Earth will appear one day as nothing beside the joy of eternity together.


Budd Riker of Laguna Niguel, California, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2024, at the age of 70. Born on June 5, 1954, Budd leaves behind a legacy of kindness, love, and a passion for the ocean that touched all who knew him. His presence and influence will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A devoted husband to Rosemary and a loving father, Budd is survived by his spouse, their children Devin and Nicole, and his granddaughters, Grace, Mia and Clare. As a grandfather, Budd was simply incredible. His girls were the light of his life, and he poured his endless love, energy, and time into nurturing and bonding with them. His family fondly recalls his gentle guidance, his unwavering support, and his remarkable ability to make each moment special.

Budd’s love for the ocean was unparalleled. Whether diving into the depths of the sea or simply enjoying the tranquil beauty of the shoreline, the ocean was his sanctuary. Budd’s love of diving took him all over the world, he was always eager to explore new places creating memories and friendships around the globe. In addition to his love of the ocean, was his passion to capture both the beauty of the ocean and all nature through his photography. His family and friends will cherish innumerable images that he captured of Earth's wonders.

A gathering to honor Budd’s life will be held on July 19, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Ole Hanson Beach Club. It will be a time for friends and family to come together, celebrate his remarkable life, and share in memories of an extraordinary man who touched so many lives

Budd’s warmth, kindness and gentle spirit will be deeply missed but forever remembered by his family, friends and all whose lives he touched. He leaves behind a brighter world for having been in it


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June 30, 2024
Budd, Say hello to Richie and Mickie for me. I’ll miss you until I am back with you. The outpouring of love and respect for you is an inspiration to us all. Wish we had more time together but I will always treasure the time we had. Rest in Eternal Peace brother.
Thomas F Riker


Please join us as we come together to remember and pay tribute to Budd and the wonderful person he was. While we mourn the loss of him, we also aim to cherish the moments shared and the joy he brought into our lives. Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of remembrance and reflection.
Ole Hanson Beach Club
105 Avenida Pico
San Clemente CA
July 19th 2024  11:00-3:00


Budd lived his life through his love of the ocean. Whether it was traveling to exotic destinations to dive with friends and coworkers, or sitting in the car eating a sandwich with a view of the harbor, Budd's love of the ocean was pervasive. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Budd's name to the PADI AWARE Foundation, to preserve the oceans for our future generations to explore as he did. 

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