Albert T. "Al" Riccardi, 82, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly, in his home, early Monday morning, March 26, 2007.
He was born March 3, 1925, in Sandusky and was a 1943 graduate of Sandusky High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army and had received the purple heart and two bronze stars. For many years, Al, a local businessman, was involved in the auto business with his brothers, Joseph and Lewis. Al enjoyed watching the stock market and taking rides down by the water.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, James Scally Sr. of Sandusky; numerous nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lazzaro and Bernardina (Marcucci) Riccardi; two sisters, Mary Mularoni and Inez Scally; two brothers, Joseph and Lewis Riccardi.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today in David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Marty Nassr will be officiating. Interment will be later in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sandusky.
Contributions are to be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870; AMVETS Post 17, 307 Putnam St., Sandusky, or to the Disabled American Veterans.