Gustavo Leonard "Gus" Riccioni Jr.

October 12, 1942January 27, 2018
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Gustavo Leonard “Gus” Riccioni, Jr., 75 of Brownsburg, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his residence. He was born on October 12, 1942 in Raritan, NJ a son of the late Gustavo Riccioni, Sr. and Rose (Lamastro) Riccioni. Gus was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Gus was a pioneer in the vacuum truck industry starting in the late 1960’s in Raritan/Flemington, NJ. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved animals and also loved to shoot the varmints. He was a very enthusiastic farmer and thoroughly enjoyed agriculture. He raised beef cattle and grain crops in the Rockbridge/Augusta area for the past 20 years. Gus and Val were married for 57 glorious years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gustavo Daniel Riccioni, III. Survivors include his wife, Valerie Ann (Glynn) Riccioni; children, David Riccioni, Robert Riccioni, Brian Riccioni, Beth Kopp, Danielle Coppola, Jonathan Riccioni, Michael Riccioni, Mary Repair and Victoria Riccioni; sibling, Aldo Riccioni; 28 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his 10 children, numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren, Gus was a best friend and a fatherly figure to many others. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 9am on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church, 118 N. New St., Staunton, with Father Joseph Wamala officiating. Burial will follow at Thornrose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5pm until 7pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 W. Frederick St., Staunton. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting



  • Visitation Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 1, 2018


  • Burial, Officiating

Gustavo Leonard "Gus" Riccioni Jr.

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Brian P

February 1, 2018

Miss you Cheif.

Gary Wilson

January 31, 2018

Rest in peace my old friend.

January 30, 2018

Sorry to hear of your loss. Miss your great picnics
Liz & Tony

Craig Riccioni

January 30, 2018

I loved Gus like I love my dad. He taught me so much and I will forever remember every minute I spent at the house with all my cousins.

Craig Riccioni

January 30, 2018

Gus was like a second dad to me. I spent my summers at his estate and was close with all my cousins. I had shot my first handgun, drove a bulldozer, go cart, Chevy pickup and many other firsts. One of my most memorable crazy things was that rats had somehow gotten into the hog grain freezer at the hogs pen. Gus has the idea to light gas under the freezer and when they ran out Gus, myself, my cousins and David's friend Todd all had guns and when Gus lit the gas on fire it was like the OK Corral. I never had more fun and more adventures than the summers I spent at Gus and Valeries house. Most of all Gus taught me about respect, hard work and realizing there's nothing you can't do. I was lucky to have spoken to him a few weeks ago and we had made plans for me to come visit so we could shoot guns and visit after 20+ years. We had decided to wait till I got warmer out and I'd come up for a weekend. Because of Gus I became an avid gun collector and we all know how much Gus liked his weapons. I loved that man like a father and am so sorry I didn't call him sooner and go see him. Gus had a huge impact on how I turned out and gave me a no nonsense approach to life. Love you Gus. To my cousins I'm so sorry for your loss. My dad is 78 and I'm taking care of him as we lost my mom two years ago. I love you all. God bless

Larry Betz

January 29, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss & very sad for my loss. Gus was an amazing man and I am thankful to have been blessed with him as my employer & friend for nearly 40 yrs. I will miss him terribly. R.I.P., Gus.

Henry Wood

January 29, 2018

My prayers are with the family and the Legion of Mary is with Valerie. Praying for each and everyone of the family.

Robert Gibbs

January 29, 2018

Valerle, David and Cathy and family, I am sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Angie McFarling

January 29, 2018

Praying for you all, May you be enveloped in the Blessed Mother's loving arms during this sad time and always.

Judy & Bob Davenport

January 29, 2018

You are in our thoughts and our prayers.