Mar. 25, 1923 - Jul. 14, 2013
Resident of Richmond
EMIL "MEL" ACCORNERO, born March 25, 1923, left this world peacefully on July 14, 2013. Born in San Francisco and a resident of Richmond most of his life, Mel was a proud veteran of WWII
, a successful local business owner and an active presence in his Contra Costa community. Mel will be remembered by his many friends and colleagues for his kindness, generosity and warm sense of humor. If someone was in need, he was always there to help. Twice widowed, he is survived by his daughter, Lynnette Barkley of New York. Mel was fortunate to have shared his life with two amazing women - his beautiful first wife, Mary, and, for the past 33 years, the wonderfully loving Alma.
A memorial reception and celebration of his life will be held at La Strada, 2215 Church Lane, San Pablo, CA, 94806 on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Mel's name to his favorite charity, West Contra Costa Salesian Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 6120, San Pablo, CA 94806.