November 30, 1925 - March 17, 2014 Richard Clerico, 88, of Santa Monica, California, passed away after a four-month battle with cancer on March 17, 2014. He was born on November 30, 1925, in Helper, Utah, to Screlda and Albert Clerico. He had one sister, Barbara Clerico. Richard was a Master Sergeant in the US Army during WWII stationed in Germany from 1944 to 1946. In 1956 he married Marilyn Jones also of Price, Utah. They had one daughter, Cindy Kim Clerico. Richard worked with Regis Philbin and became a California State Police Officer who was assigned a special detail to protect Governor Ronald Reagan, George Deukmejian and Jerry Brown. His work ethic was impeccable. His loyalty, commitment and dedication were unparalleled. His hobby was collecting rare coins. He was survived by his daughter, Cindy Landon, and his grandchildren, Jennifer and Sean Landon, all of whom reside in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Pierce Brothers in Westlake, California.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014