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March 22, 2014
a beautiful message for a daughter/father relationship
March 21, 2014
To my Daddy, You are the BEST dad a girl could ever ask for in life. God demonstrated His love for me through you.
You are my first love on the earth and always will be, forever. I know that you are in the Heavenly realm watching me every day. I know you see Mom, Steve, Jon and all our family. I also know that you are cheering us on here in the earth.
I see you young like you wanted to be, but still the same, always smiling and having so much fun with all your family and friends, in the Glorious Light of Christ. You are now forever young, which was always your wish on the earth. I know I will see you again and we will carry on for you until then.
I will seek to honor you in all that I do as you were the best teacher that I have ever had. You are the model to how to live a successful life. It starts with love and ends with love and you knew that all the time. Thanks for showing me the way, I wouldnt be who I am today if it wasnt for you and Mom. Thank you Lord for my dad, mom and entire family. I am deeply grateful for all your Blessings in my life.
Daddy, I will see you again and I want you to meet me right up front when I cross over to Heaven. I will run into your arms and we will be together forever and forever.
Love you always,
March 05, 2014
John was a wonderful man whom I loved dearly! I am soo sorry for your loss Gloria.You & your family will be in my prayers! I am very thankful to have been able to call him a friend.
February 26, 2014
Renee, Our family sends you our love and prayers in memory of your dear father. I am so sad that I'm not in Rochester being that I'm in Florida for the winter. We would have been at your Dad's memorial mass, but we missed the announcement in the paper. My thoughts are with you. God Bless him.

Pat Walker
February 25, 2014
Our sincerest condolences.
February 23, 2014
Gloria,Renee and family. My thoughts are with all of you at this time. He was a friend of the family for as long as I can remember. I will always smile when I remember my dad hanging out with him while mom shopped at Town Center Mall. My best Jean Alaimo Petrino
February 22, 2014
Dear Gloria, Renee & sorry to hear about John's passing..he was a fine man and now home with his Lord and Savior...
February 22, 2014
It seems like yesterday that Mr. Ricco would show up on Sundays with fresh bread for our family. I am guessing he was trying to build a business associate but he did it with such warmth and friendship that his love of people was the ultimate goal. He would be one my Dad's dearest friend until my Dad passed this past December. They knew each other for over forty years, played golf, and spent many fun times together. My favorite memory of John was when he had taken movies of them playing golf together. He showed up on Sunday, warm bread and a projector to show the movies. Well, Mr Ricco had held the camera sideways when he shot the movies. He would fiddle and try to have the projector on it's side, we eventually all just were laying on our sides to view the golf shots. It was the most special moment and my Dad and I would laugh about it many times.
On behalf of the Kozlowski family I just wanted to say what a privilege it was to be a friend of such a wonderful man.
February 22, 2014
Mr. Ricco and my father were friends for over forty years. Mr. Ricco would show up on Sundays with fresh bread, originally as just someone hoping to have a business association but it was a friendship that my father treasured until his passing this past December. The best of stories was when John had taken movies of them playing golf, he came over on Sunday, fresh bread in hand and movies to show. Well, John had held the camera the wrong way - my Dad full of good humor and loving the fun of it all had the movies run while we all sat in the downstairs family room with everyone laying on their sides to see the golf shots. It resonates about what a warm and special person he was as my Dad would regale the story until his passing. I remember it like it was yesterday. I still laugh about it as John was fiddling with the projector and trying to turn it on it's side. I can only say what a special person he was and his passing means my Dad has one of his best friends to share their special stories. He was one of kind and will be missed. From the Kozlowski family, Thank you John for being such a wonderful person and family friend.
February 22, 2014
Hello Gloria - You might not remember me, but my brokerage career began with Hayden Stone in the mid-60s. I always viewed John as being the Horatio Alger of the financial services industry. There is nobody whom I respected - and liked - more. He was my role model. When I was first beginning to play golf John told me something I've never forgotten. He said, "You meet the nicest people on the golf course." He knew what he was talking about since he was one of them - no, he was the best. I can't imagine your sense of loss.
February 21, 2014
My sincere condolences to the Ricco family.
I will miss John tremendously. He has always been a strong proponent of getting my father, Dom DiMaggio, into The Baseball Hall of Fame. And, just last week John called me so we could mount an effort for this year's Hall of Fame balloting.
I have to look at John's passing as a blessing for my father because now they're both together in a better place.
I will truly miss working with John, he was a wonderful, thoughtful human being.
February 21, 2014
Gloria my thoughts and prays are with you and all your family.Rose Barbera.
February 21, 2014

Mrs. Ricco, Renee and Family--We are heartbroken. Sending love and prayers.
February 20, 2014
Gloria and family,your husband and father has been a dear friend,since 1940 at Jefferson High, through our "Jeff Brunch", last December,'til now. His knowledge and friendliness was an inspiration to everyone he met. He was "good and faithful servant" to all and be sorely missed. God be with you.
February 20, 2014
I had the pleasure of working with John at Merrill Lynch. He was a great mentor and friend. From chats in his office, to lunch 2 weeks ago at Antonetta's, John was a friend more than he was a co-worker. His love of life and Christ is shown through his daughter in the running of the "family business". Greatly missed is an understatement...
February 20, 2014
I wish I knew as much about Yankee history as my dear friend John. From Ruth through DiMaggio, Rizzuto, Mantle and Jeter we talked about them all. I will miss our weekly, sometime more, telephone chats. My condolences to the Ricco family and friends for your loss. You were special, John.
February 20, 2014
A wonderful joyful caring man. He will be missed.
February 20, 2014
Going to truly miss him. A true gentleman and a class act. Always positive with a smile and kind word for everyone. Saturday breakfast with the group will never be the same. Prayers go out to Gloria and the family.
February 20, 2014
I was the kid that you, my brother Turtle and all the Brown Square gang tossed around on the corner of Jay and Saratoga. Glad that you never dropped me. I will miss you John. All my love to Gloria and your family.
Your Godson Richard
February 20, 2014
Rest in peace John, your family is in my thoughts.
February 20, 2014
I loved John Ricco. Generous with his time, almost to a fault. A good golfer, he would always take time to help me with my game. "Complete your backswing" he would say, and "stop being so handsy". Take a rest John, you earned it.
February 20, 2014
Pleasure to work with you .Great guy. Rest in peace.
February 20, 2014
My father Michael Gruttadaro and my Uncle Gabe Gruttadaro were very close to Mr Ricco. They would meet at Charlie Browns in Penfield for dinner. I hope they have a table together in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sue Gruttadaro
February 19, 2014
johnny was one of the good guys. I know since he was my b rother inlaw. you will be missed johnny. fran
February 19, 2014
johnny loved life and most of all his was his passion and he missed it when he stopped playing. he was one of the good guys I know since I am his sister inlaw. he will be missed.
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