OBITUARY

Richard Vellico

April 21, 1945January 13, 2014

Vellico, Richard of Lauderhill passed away on 1-13-2014 at the age of 68. He is survived by his brother Robert Vellico and is niece Deborah Vellico. Richard was the son of Andrew and Katherine Vellico.

Richard graduated McArthur High School in 1963. He then went to Broward Community College and graduated in 1967 with a A.S. degree.

He served in the Army as a helicopter pilot. He spent a year in Vietnam as a Hewey Transport Pilot transporting troops, equipment , food and water into combat zones along with bringing back the dead and wounded from those areas. He received The Flying Cross, The Air Medal, The Bronze Star, along with other awards. He completed his service as a Chief Warrant Officer with an Honorable Discharge.

After the military he worked at Five Ash Water Treatment Plant in Ft. Lauderdale, and continued his education at Florida Atlantic University graduating in 1993 with a B.B.A.. He later worked for Broward County in accounting and retired from that position.

In his retired years he enjoyed visiting his family and visiting his friends at the American Legion, post 180.

Richard Vellico was a gentle generous man who will be missed very much by those who new and loved him.

Services will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 200 West Copan's Road, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33064 at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday , January 25, 2014.

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Pompano Beach, FL.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 25, 2014
REMEMBERING

Richard Vellico

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Phil

April 22, 2014

"Richard was a great person, I wish we had more time together, He and our family were friends. We will miss him. Phil, Sue, Christine, and Minnie.

Christopher Inclan

January 31, 2014

He's at peace now, Life is but a dream when it is not just a memory or ... nothing.

Tricia Segura

January 28, 2014

On behalf of the entire staff at Forest Lawn North please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Gary & Donna Cole

January 25, 2014

Our condolences on the loss of your dear brother & uncle, Richard. May your happy memories of Richard carry you through that time of sorrow. God Bless.
Gary & Donna Cole

Tricia Segura

January 22, 2014

On behalf of the entire staff at Forest Lawn North please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Marie Williams

January 21, 2014

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Wendy Gaugler

January 21, 2014

So slong my dear friend. You were relied upon many times for your patience, empathy and mathematical expertise. You treated me like your niece, always remembering me on special occasions and offering sound knowledge so I don't choose the wrong path. You will be missed and I will never forget you. See you on the other side.

FROM THE FAMILY