In Memory of Richard Shiel
It is with a heavy heart today that we mourn the loss of Maintenance Director Richard Shiel. Richard has been with The Hollywood Building for more than thirty years. With his team including Carlos and Blanca (pictured below with Richard on the right), this building's stellar cleanliness, upkeep, and functionality are due to his diligent and dedicated work over the past several decades.
Richard was a loyal and kind man, and we will miss him very much.
If you would like to share a memory about Richard, please leave a comment below.
May 23, 1943 - January 25, 2016
1/26/2016 01:00:34 pm
I grew up coming to The Hollywood Building with my dad and grandma, and Richard was always there. He loved the building, and always took great care of it (and us). He was like family to us, and I will miss him a lot. RIP Richard.
1/27/2016 09:45:53 am
so sorry to hear this. he was a kind-hearted and lovely man. his presence in and around the building will be missed.
1/27/2016 09:55:41 am
My condolences to his family and friends and Phil. When Richard introduced himself to me 20 years ago, the twinkle in his eye charmed me. The twinkle remained ever since.
1/28/2016 01:59:58 am
Well said Michael.
1/27/2016 10:14:31 am
He was the heartbeat of the building. He will be missed.
1/27/2016 10:32:21 am
Richard will be missed. My condolences to his family and the staff at the Hollywood building. He came from a different era of a no nonsense approach to dealing with problems in the building. If we ever had a problem or concern he was there to make sure things got resolved. His work ethic and professionalism will be missed. RIP,
1/27/2016 01:08:05 pm
A great guy. Always helpful and had a sly sense of humor. Known him for many years and will miss him a lot.
1/28/2016 01:58:11 am
My condolences Phil,
1/28/2016 02:54:57 am
Richard was a kind soul who made all our lives better by helping to preserve and beautify the place we spent so much of our time. He was one of the good guys. He'll be missed
1/28/2016 07:02:41 am
Richard was a great guy. He always welcomed me with open arms and a smile. It was an honor to be in his presence. May his soul rest in peace. You are missed, Richard.
1/28/2016 09:14:22 am
Blanca, Carlos, Elizabeth & I want to thank everyone individually and collectively for your kind words and support. Richard was so much more than a Director of Maintenance. He set the standard for the environment of this special place which has been so good to us all for so very long and on so many different levels.We now promise to you all and to ourselves to maintain the high level of work-ethic, safety, comfort, cleanliness, cosmetics and personal attention that Richard has established.
2/2/2016 06:33:33 pm
I was introduced to Richard Shiel in 1986 by his step-father, Emanuel Lawrence, who showed me, my family, and taught Richard and the world just what state-of-the art property management looks like. And which 40,000 square feet on planet Earth could possibly be a better place for that than The Hollywood Building? And what better unique and perfect connection than that unique building and this unique man?
2/17/2016 11:22:30 am
There never was a more charming gentleman of mirth. Very sad to hear this.
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