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Richard Danca Scafidi

July 8, 1941 November 22, 2018
Richard Danca Scafidi
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Obituary for Richard Danca Scafidi

Richard Danca Scafidi, age 77, of Forest Park died peacefully on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Richard was born in Fort Knox, KY on July 8, 1941 to Eleanor and Richard Danca. He grew up in Forest Park and spent holidays and summer vacations with family in Minnesota and Michigan. His father was killed in WWII and he was later adopted by Joseph Scafidi the father of his dear sister Marisue (the late Mike) Hojnacki. Richard graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as an Industrial Designer. He was an avid sailor, skier, and cyclist in his younger years. Richard loved Forest Park; serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals in his retirement. In 1973 he married his beloved wife the late Anne Scafidi. He was the loving father Sarah (Jeff) Merkley and Katherine Scafidi; and cherished grandpa of Henry. Visitation Saturday December 1 from 10 a.m. until time of service 1 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Alliance for the Great Lakes (greatlakes.org) are appreciated.


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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

1

Dec

10:00 AM 12/1/2018 10:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/1/2018 1:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

1

Dec

1:00 PM 12/1/2018 1:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

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The Alliance for the Great Lakes

150 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 700
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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