Richard Paul Palmedo

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  • "My condolences Rick and family at the loss of your father...."
    - Regina Wilson
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On October 30, 2014, Richard Paul Palmedo left life's road and turned toward the lighted inn to meet his evening-rest and sleep. He was seventy-four. A former native of New York, Richard joined the Army after high school and served with honor. He attended the University of Maryland while in the service and graduated with a degree in Psychology. He retired in 1979, with the rank of Master Sergeant. He gave the US Government another 20 years working in the General Services Administration, where he was a real estate specialist. An avid reader, Richard introduced his children to reading at a young age. He liked painting, woodworking, gardening, practicing the "Benevolent Neglect" method of gardening, often resulting in a bounty of vegetables, to the surprise of more hands-on gardening neighbors. He enjoyed golf and fishing, although he did not find much time for the latter. He loved sailing and boating, a trait he shared with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost forty-seven years, Olive Palmedo; by his parents, Sophie and Harold Palmedo and by his sister, Lois Sitler. He leaves behind his wife, Christin Palmedo; four children, Tracy Goode, of Weaver, Valerie Goudie, of Little Rock, Ark., Richard "Rick" Palmedo II, of Pell City and Sean Palmedo, of Jasper; nine grandchildren, William "Bill" Beecham, of Talladega, Michael Goode, James Goode and Brendan Goode, all of Weaver, Richard "Trey" Palmedo, of Auburn, Christopher Palmedo and Anna Palmedo, of Pell City and Ian Palmedo and Mia Palmedo, of Jasper; two son-in-laws, C. James Goode, of Weaver and Dr. Anthony Goudie, of Little Rock, Ark.; one daughter-in-law, Lisa Palmedo, of Jasper; a brother, Vincent Palmedo, of Orlando, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Leo Tracy, of Highland Mills, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Diana Palmedo, of Orlando, Fla. and Cora Maxwell, of Clifton, N.J. and Marianne Tracy, of Highland Mills, N.Y. and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation will be at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Anniston on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anniston on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Anniston Memorial Gardens in Anniston with full military honors. Condolences may be left at www.chapelhillfh.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 5, 2014
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