Richard Tamburino

by | Aug 16, 2013 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Richard Tamburino, 82, died peacefully in his sleep July 21, 2013 at his home in Virginia Beach.

He was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. and was the son of the late Charles and Constance Tamburino of Chicago, and Sarasota, Fla.

He attended Niles Township High School and graduated from Beloit College. He attended The United States Navy’s Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and served as a public affairs officer for the Navy attached to the US Embassy in London, England.

An avid photographer, he retired from active duty to establish Studio III Video productions in Norfolk, and went on to produce numerous award-winning television commercials and training films.

Rick leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara Chesbrough Tamburino, a sister, Jane Thompson of Saint Charles, Ill., four daughters, Kristine Wenzel and husband Peter Wenzel of Coral Gables, Fla.; Cynthia Kramer and husband Ronald Kramer of Virginia Beach; Kimberly Tamburino of Norfolk; Kelly Nicholson of Norfolk; and a son, Richard Tamburino, Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz. He is survived by grandchildren Will Ryan, June, Alex, and Austin Kramer all of Virginia Beach; Edward and Nicholas Nicholson of Norfolk; Nicholas Wenzel of Coral Gables; and Olivia Chieco Tamburino of Norfolk.

Mr. Tamburino was deeply loved by his family and all who knew him, and he will be cherished forever.

A memorial service was held at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be made to the family at