Richard E. Budinich, a resident of Hicksville for almost 50 years, died on Dec. 30, 2002. He was the owner of Budinich Insulation Corp. of Hicksville. Husband of Evelyn. Father of Laura Mezic and Richard. Brother of Maria Migliozzi, Laura Passalaqua and Romana Belanich. Grandfather of Jason, Michelle and Gregg Mezic and Larissa and Rick Budinich. Arrangements were made by the Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Home, Hicksville. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mercy RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.