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We are sad to announce that on September 16, 2020, at the age of 77, Richard Wayne Essi of Logansport, Indiana, born in Bryan, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family.

Richard had owned The Spice Rack in Hayward, California, since 1976. He was the general manager of the Hayward Zucchini Festival for 37 years, volunteered with the city for many other projects, he was a respected member of the Lions Club. Richard was a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Vietnam War.