Richard Amerio |

Richard Amerio

Richard Frank Amerio died June 17 in Grass Valley. He was 68.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 21, at Tall Pines Mobile Home Estates, 13960 Golden Star, Grass Valley. The Rev. Tim Anderson will officiate.

Mr. Amerio was born March 27, 1940, in San Francisco to Dario Joseph Amerio and Anita Irma Garrella. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Safeway, Green Valley Disposal, and Youngs Market. He was a member of Lion’s Club in Saratoga and of Grass Valley Cub Scouts Pack 21. He enjoyed cooking, Faberge eggs, jewelry design, and stamp collecting.

Mr. Amerio is survived by his mother, Anita Amerio of Florida; sister, Joyce Erwin of Florida; wife, Patti Amerio of California; daughters Julie Amerio of California, Janet Cannedy of Utah, and Kathryn Amerio; son, Robert Amerio of California; granddaughters Jennifer Cannedy, Brittany Cannedy, and Kimberly Cannedy, all of Utah, and Leeann Amerio of California; grandsons Nicholas Amerio and Joseph Amerio, both of California; and many other loved ones and close friends, including his best friend of 45 years, Dar Smith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dario Amerio.

Memorial donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America Pack 21, Care of Treasurer, 228 Areadia Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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