Richard Pernicone

Richard Leslie Pernicone

1947 - 2007

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PERNICONE, Richard L. Rich West Sparta, Richard L. Rich Pernicone, age 59, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Rich was born June 3, 1947 in Newark, NJ, a son of Rosario & Anna (Daiuto) Pernicone. He was a 1965 graduate of the Rush-Henrietta High School. He was a US Air Force Vietnam Veteran, serving from 1966 to 1970. He married Susan Calkins on June 21, 1986; she survives. He was a retired Repair Technician from Delco Products in Rochester. He was a member of the Dansville American Legion and a past councilman for the town of West Sparta in the early 1990s. He enjoyed trike riding, NASCAR # 5 (Kyle Bush), the Pittsburg Steelers, playing black jack, watching game shows, westerns and old war movies and was an avid bowler, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Sue; his children, Richard Pernicone II (Beth Nickerson) of Nunda, Tammy Pernicone of Kennesaw, GA, Tina Ambrose (Robert Conaway) of Newark, NY, Daniel (Shawna) Pernicone of Naples and Amber McAvinney (Scott Smith) of Palmyra, Rossanne Pernicone (Chris Lynn) of Livonia and Sofia Pernicone of Nunda; grandchildren, Richard Pernicone III, Tiffanie Barber, Ashley Pernicone, Dana Pernicone, Dakota McAvinney, Devon Pernicone, Cory McAvinney, Ileigh Pernicone, Coby McAvinney, Madison Pernicone & Landyn Lynn; 1 sister, Barbara (Terry) Mowry of Ohio; several extended family and many friends. Friends may call 12-2 pm Saturday at the Chamberlin Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling with Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at the Oaklawn Cemetery, West Sparta. Contributions may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris, NY 14510 or to the family in c/o Chamberlin Baird Funeral Home, PO Box 286, Dansville, NY 14437. Those who wish to light a memory candle for Rich may do so at www.bairdfuneralhomes.com
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