VeteranRichard Vacca

Richard VaccaRichard A. Vacca, 61, of Lewistown died at 5:32 p.m. Aug. 23, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born July 30, 1951, in Canton, a son of Jack J. and Betty Tometich Vacca. He married Deborah Lynn Beard on March 1, 1976, in Reno, Nev. She died May 14, 1997.

He also was preceded in death by one brother, Michael D. Vacca.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Vacca of Germany and David (and Nicole) Vacca of Lewistown; three daughters, Brandy (and Trevor) Tourtillott of Roseville, Joanne (and Terry) Taylor of Aiken, S.C., and Wendy (and Douglas) Snowden of Havana; one sister, Linda Vacca of Lewistown; and nine grandchildren.

He was a 1969 graduate of Lewistown High School. He was a retired Sergeant First Class in United States Army, serving from 1970-90.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Brian Ebert officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown with military honors conducted by Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and American Legion Bishop Post 1.

Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or to the donor's choice.

Condolences may be sent to www.henrylange.com.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/29/2012

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