Donations In Memory Of Someone

Richard Curadi

View the DTBL memorial page for Richard Curadi

The following individuals and families have donated to DTBL in memory and honor of Richard Curadi:

Dawn Church

Chris Cerrella

Luke Curadi

Shepard Stone - "A fine man, Soldier, Officer and pilot. He will be missed."

Chris and Sarah Cerrella and Family - "To a great hockey man and an outstanding father. Rest in peace Rich we were very fortunate to know you and your family!"

Tom and Rosie Bielefeldt - "I only met Rich once, but the quiet strength and unwavering love he had for his Country and family left a lasting impression. My heart breaks for Denise & Luke. You are in our thoughts and prayers."

Barbara Pepin and Ken Butler - "CW4 Richard Curadi We served with Rich for years and enjoyed many talks about our shared love of hockey. Rich excelled in all he did whether it was serving our country, flying his helicopters, playing hockey, being a friend, loving his family and especially being a Dad. He will be missed always but never forgotten."

Jared Waimon

Harold Meyer

Billy Taylor

Bethzaida Gonzalez - "His passion was hockey. So many deployments under his belt, he still kept up with hockey. Whether it was about doing drills, playing hockey on his down time, watching any game or speaking highly about his son. We may have lost a fellow comrad but we've also gained an angel that'll always be looking down on us. Time to rock the heavens Rich!!"

1/169th AVN BN, family and friends - "CW4 Richard Curadi, an outstanding father, husband, coach, Officer and Aviator. A steadfast and honest man, one-of-a-kind and true friend. You are missed."

Niles/Hampton Family, Teammate Phil, Phil's mom Shari, Phil's uncle Bob, Phil's sister Esmee, Phil’s aunt Suzanne, & Phil's grandparents Richard and Maureen - "Dear Denise and Luke,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time."

Michael Vollero - "CW4 Richard Curadi. A great friend, pilot and family man. Rich, you will be always in my thoughts."

Darrell, Joan & Craig Bokenfohr - "Thinking of you in your loss and wishing you strength and comfort at this difficult time."

Terese Fuchs - "In honor of Rich Curadi, Whose courage and dedication were an inspiration to all."

The USHL - "In Memory of Richard J. Curadi"

Kevin Wood

Susan and Edward Magnani

Robert Lussier

John Kline

Sam Mayasich

Jason Kippen - "God Speed Rich"

Bailen Family - "In memory of Richard Curadi"

Kevin Kiendle

Areti Koumourdas

Tracey Dame

Beverly & Paul - "I'm going to miss you so much, Uncle Rich. I'll never forget our helicopter ride, seeing you in Hawaii, our hockey trip to Penticton, Canada and the countless other hockey games we watched Luke play in. You were his biggest fan and an amazing Dad/Coach/Husband/Uncle. Love, Beverly & Paul"

Mary Lesser

Kirk MacDonald

Nona Letuligasenoa

Michael B Sullivan

James DeVito

Seth Appert

Mario Richards

The Cullen Family

The Melanson Family - "We are honored to support this wonderful cause in memory of our good friend, Rich.  His friendship, his love  for hockey  and his family, are memories we will always cherish."

Anne & Bill King

John Bate - "Thanks to Rich, I'll always pay attention to red, yellow, and blue lines in the air and on the ice."

The Nolan Graham Family

Kelly D Gulker

Cheryl Colabatistto

Aimee Robinson

Paul DeVincenzo

Jeanne Navagh

The Ernst Family

Ben Robinson

CW4 Patrick Donohue - "Rich, Rest in Peace, you will be missed but never forgotten"

The Staff of Headquarters Hair Salon - "Richard Curadi, Happy to have known you and proud that you served our country. You will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family!"

Kevin and Tracey Sweeney and Family

Dubuque Fighting Saints - "The Fighting Saints make this donation in honor of Richard Curadi. The Curadi family will always be a member of the Fighting Saints family."

Robert Pastore

Nicholas Bailen

Leonard Forselius

William Schmarder - "Rich, it was a pleasure and absolute honor knowing you and watching not only your son play hockey, but the children that you coached. You will be greatly missed."

Madison Marzario - "Thinking of you and your family."

The Shavel Family

Tim Seery

Alyce Shields

Gary Frazier

James Molloy

Daniel Leyvadiaz - "In honor of CW4 Curadi. From a member of the CH-47 civilian maintenance team in Kadahar Air Field (2013)."

RMH Thursday Volunteers

The Markham family

Steven Leonard

Roman Rakoczy

Walter Kippen

Adrienne Block

Marc Glasser

Adrienne Block

Kurt Colling

Joan Tooley

Suzanne Foley

Deborah DeDominicis

Rob, Allison, and Austin Healy - "Thank you for being such a great uncle and for all the childhood memories. I will miss you terribly."

Anthony Razzano

Brittany Peredna

John Doyle

Kristina Weltzin - "Great Man. He will be missed."

Bryan and Jane MacDonald - "Team Curadi epitomizes hard work, dedication and loyalty with a humility that is unmatched. You are what makes this country exceptional and gives us all something worth fighting for. RIP Brother and know your legacy lives on! Semper Fi"

Peter Bradley - "Godspeed, Rich. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your wonderful family."

Larry & Marisa Lee - "Denise and Luke, Our deepest sympathy for your lost, May god find peace and comfort in your darkest hours. God Bless."

Margene Reno

Rich, Lisa, Jack, Cooper and Ellie Paulis

Ron and Sandy Pryor

Louis Benardo

Col (Ret) Mark Hayes - "In Memory of a Great Soldier and a good friend!"

Peter Pedone

Linda and Jeff Mahar - "Your dedication to your country/ family/friends is admirable and we are so humbled by all you did."

The Maresca Family - "Forever grateful for your sacrifices. Lots of hugs and love for Denise & Luke. Love, The Maresca Family"

Justin Tironi

Elaine and Kevin Coupe - "You lived a beautiful life filled with love. You live on in the hearts of many. You made your family proud. I am so sorry we didn't get that chance to reconnect. Love you Rich...keep em flying."

The Bonelli Family

Bessie Magnani - "We love you Richie...Rest in Peace with my Eddie."

Marilyn Paulis-Kneski - "Uncle Rich was an amazing man.  When we were younger my siblings, cousins, and I would see who could do more push-ups for him.  I also looked forward to the MREs he would give us.  I never heard him raise his voice because it was not necessary.  His presence alone commanded respect and compliance.  He will be missed, but the memories and stories will be passed on with pride and admiration."

Louise Hyland  - "What a wonderful tribute to an inspiring man."

Michelle Orzel

Tim & Jane Sheehy - "Remembering our favorite Marine, a true American. We will always miss our long time friend and hockey coach."

Daniel Bush - "In honor of a great man who was loved by everyone he came across. Rich will forever have a place in the hearts of the Hamden Sport Center family."

Paula Dillon

Al Wilcoxson

Alan Merriman - "Thanks for keeping us safe up in the sky, Mr. Curadi."

Melanie Depoian - "The First Church of RPI Hockey would like to express our condolences to the Curadi Family."


Vic St. Martin

The following donations have been made to Defending The Blue Line® in memory of Vic St. Martin:

Vic was a hockey coach for many years and loved all hockey! - Bob & Chris Lewis

In memory of my dear brother, Vic St. Martin, who was noted to be by many, one of the best high school hockey coaches in the Twin Cities who died on 5/5/14. RIP dear Vic... - Jane Pomaville

Mr. Vic St. Martin was a hockey icon in the state of Minnesota, who recently passed away. He built the Tartan High School hockey program from the ground up. He loved hockey. - David Kangas

My brother Vic St Martin played, coached and loved hockey his whole life. He was well respected by his players and fellow coaches. He is missed by many and is loved by all his family. I  also want to mention Daniel Carlson III who recently died at age of his great loves was hockey...he played every week. Also will be missed by so many. - Kathy Kopka


Irene J. Giannetti

A donation was made to DTBL by the Olenick family in honor of Irene J. Giannetti.


Donation to DTBL

In loving memory of my brother and to all of those who serve. - David Bivolcic


Joseph David Smith

A donation to DTBL has been made in memory of our dear nephew who loved loved working with kids and teaching them hockey and was a big supporter of the military and its families. - Melody Haakenson


Stephanie Bennett - Devils SuperRink Goalie

Donations to DTBL have been made in memory of Stephanie Bennett from:

Thank you for keeping the puck out the net for all for all of these years. Rest in peace. - Chris Hanson

In memory of Stephanie Bennett. - Martha Cianchette

Stephanie was a good goalie, player and person, and will be missed. - Peter Benson

Conrad Petzel

Visit Conrad's Defending The Blue Line® memorial page.

Donations to DTBL in memory of Conrad Petzel have come in from:

John Kunnari

Adam Carter - In memory of Conrad Petzel, an overall great guy and fan of hockey

Erik Petzel - In memory of Conrad Petzel, my uncle, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a hockey fan and supporter of youth hockey. You'll always be remembered.

Chris and Amy Nylander

Marilyn Anderson

Annette Savage

Christine Donnelly - In Honor of our dear friend Conrad Petzel. We will miss you dearly buddy! ~ Your Friends at Tradition Wealth Management

Cal Anderson - In honor of Conrad A Petzel From JJ Taylor of Minnesota

Nicole Cleland

Zeke Berg

Ross Buchanan

Christine Johnston

Jill DuLac

E. Michelle Drake

John Thurmes

Russel and Geraldine Geerdes

Dentistry for Children & Adolescents

Nancy Eckman

Amy Andersen

Lois Butterfield

Rich Halvorson

Carol Ransome

Laura Ramme Giertsen

Matthew Isaacson

In memory of Conrad Petzel. You will be missed. With love, your Target Friends: Mark S., Brandon B., Ray B., Sandy E., Lara & Kurt K., and Rick & Holly S.

Tessa Adams

From the Gladys Skoe Barron family in memory of her nephew, Conrad Petzel. He is in God's loving hand's and with Bena and Stan. God's Blessing to his family from Aunt Gladys, cousins Cathy (Barron) Hagen, Lee Barron, and Darby Barron.

Craig Wait

Robert Gandrud

Therace Risch

Anthony Westendorp - JP (Hornet), what a great photo of you and your Dad...I will always remember how proud he was of you and how much love, laughter and happiness he brought to so many of us that were blessed to know him. Our love and prayers go out to you and family on this day. God Bless!

Jenny, you and your family are in our prayers. Jim, Sarah, Christopher, Stephen and Ivy Jacobs

Linda and Greg Olson

Heidi Bellefy

Jim, Deb, Sam and CC

Brenda Seidl - Our deepest sympathies. Rest in peace Conrad.

Debb and Doug Storsved

Christie Anderson

Elizabeth Kostelc

Janet SandersonOur love to all the Petzels. We have fond memories of hours spent watching our boys play the sport they still love!

Daniel Carroll

Cynthia Carlson

Kim Pham, John Lamberta and Colleen Turbak

Scott Beuning

Gregory Canfield - Thanks for the ride Love you Rads!

Sheila Dols

Ted and Sara Sampsell-Jones

Dale, Carole, Todd, Willie, and Tommy

Blake Kloeckner

Chad Boettcher


Derek Boogaard

Donation made in honor of Derek Boogaard & all of the others who succumb to depression and over medication. He was a joy to watch on the ice. Love the enforcers. - Craig Worrell


Edward Mathews

I am sending a monetary donation collected during an equipment drive for DTBL at Wesco Sports, Brookfield, CT.  I would like these donations to be made in honor and memory of WWII Vet Edward Mathews, former owner of Wesco Sports, whose son, Doug Mathews now owns. - Kris Klemm (Kris Klemm has been doing an awesome job of collecting donations and equipment for DTBL for over a year now. DTBL would like to thank this young man for his dedication to helping military children play hockey).


Derek Boogaard


A donation was made to DTBL in appreciation of Derek Boogaard's commitment to Defending the Blue Line and for his Parents support of me wearing number 24 for the Minnesota Wild. - Matt Cooke


Ed Mathews

A donation has been made to DTBL in memory of Ed Mathews - Wesco Sports 270 Federal Rd, Brookfield CT


Susan Huckle

A donation has been made to DTBL in memory of Susan Huckle by Robert Huckle.


In memory of Gumper - Keri Cotton

Captain Dario Lorenzetti

In memory of Captain Dario Lorenzetti (75th Ranger Regiment), who died in service to our country on October 13, 2013 in Qandahar Province, Afghanistan. May he rest in peace, and may we never forget his example of bravery, commitment to doing good and the fundamental American values he died defending. - Pamela Sloan

Lucas John Volker

In memory of our son, Lucas John Volker. He was 36 years old and in the Army from May 1997 to May 2000.  He was killed in a work related pipline accident Sept 9, 2012, in North Dakota.  He was very proud of his Service in the Army - JoAnn Volker

Jack Etzel

Donation to DTBL in memory of my uncle, Jack Etzel -Darcie Miller

Wendell Paul Quinn

We have asked that memorial donations for Wendell Paul Quinn be directed to Defending the Blue Line.  Wendell was an avid hockey fan and had great respect for those that served in the military. He passed away unexpectedly last month - Jacki Englehardt and the Quinn Family

Donation made to DTBL from Carol Truhon

Kym Andrews

Jeremiah 29:11 “Cancer Sucks…Hope Does Win!”

Donation to Defending The Blue Line in honor of my wife, Kym, who passed away in April of Cancer at the age of 45 - Chris Andrews

Jim Wass


I wanted to make a donation for Father's Day in honor of my amazing Dad, Jim Wass.  Jim was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly volunteered for the VFW and Wounded Warriors Foundation.  My Dad gave me the love of sports from an early age and I recently started playing hockey.  I thank him for providing me the passion and courage to start a new sport and enjoy the game.  Thank you to Defending the Blue Line for providing children with the same opportunities that my Dad provided me - Shannon Wass

Melvin F. Rabine  1919 - 2011  WWII 1943 -1946


Donation to Defending The Blue Line from the memorials received by the Melvin Rabine family: "In memory of our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather". We love you and we are going to miss you!

Donation to Defending The Blue Line from Elroy Utpadel and Family: "In honor of Melvin Rabine".

Donation to Defending The Blue Line from Bill and Joyce Kalkman: "In memory of Melvin Rabine".

Donation to Defending The Blue Line from Tim and Sherry Kiefer: "In memory of Melvin Rabine".

Mike Kabealo

Donation to Defending The Blue Line from Courtney Kabealo: "In memory of my father, Mike Kabealo".

John Shear

My donation is in memory of my first student pilot...John Shear.  John graduated pilot trainng with honors and was selected to fly the A-10.  John served with distinction and bravery.  He died while flying the A-10 for the United States of America - Ray C. Schulte, Jr. Major USAF (retired)

Ben Otradovec

Donation made as an honorarium in memory of Ben Otradovec from Bob Clark.

William J. Letourneau

Donation to Defending The Blue Line from Mary Letourneau
in memory of William J. Letourneau:

"Veteran's Day donation".

Johnny F. Ridings

Donation to Defending The Blue Line from Janet Ridings
in memory of Johnny F. Ridings:

"Loved the game of hockey, was a veteran of the Vietnam error, passed away 9/28/76, loving husband and father."