Rich Setzer was known for his service to the Santee community.
After serving in the Navy, he continued to serve his community by volunteering for organizations serving veterans. I first met Rich when he was working with Dogs on Deployment. Dogs on Deployment finds temporary homes for pets while their owners are Deployed.
Rich then began working with Tools4Troops to provide construction tools to veterans in order to make it easier for them to get started in the construction industry.
Rich was also a long-time volunteer for Grossmont Hospital as a driver for the “Blue Angels”.
Losing Rich Setzer is a huge blow to the entire East County community. The best way we can honor him is to try to follow the example he set for us.