Obituary: Richard 'Dick' Vaccaro



Richard "Dick" Vaccaro, 90, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away October 4, 2015.

Dick was born June 1, 1925 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Charles and Ruby Vaccaro.

Dick was an army veteran of WWII. He was proud of his service in the 101st Airborne known as the "Screaming Eagles."

Dick had a long career as a retail drug store manager.

He received many recognitions, but his most prized one was being known as "The most spoiled daddy in the country."

Dick is survived by his wife of 73 years, Dorothy Vaccaro, daughters Sheila Mihelich, Cindy Harms, Dana Vaccaro, Jeanette McKee, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

No local services will be held. His cremated remains will be interred in Bayfield, Colorado.

Donations in his name can be made to the Arizona Honor Flight or to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Information provided by survivors.


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