Richard A. Vignolo Birth - April 24, 1927 Death - May 28, 2012 Richard A. Vignolo, a prominent landscape architect whose gardens have adorned important buildings in the United States and abroad, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco following a massive stroke. He was 85. A descendent of pioneer California families, Mr. Vignolo was born in Stockton, Calif., on April 24, 1927 to Aaron and Ada Vignolo. He attended Stockton schools and the University of California at Berkeley where he received a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture. Later, he received a master's degree from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, following which he was awarded a Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship for travel and study in Europe. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Vignolo is survived by cousins Thomas and Jean Burns of Stockton, Barbara Russell of Arnold, and Myra Algots of Oakhurst. Funeral services are to be held at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 12, and also at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 15. Contributions in Mr. Vignolo's memory may be sent to St. Anthony's Foundation, 150 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco 94139-3719, or St. Mary's Interfaith Community Services, 545 W. Sonora, Stockton 95203.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from June 4 to June 10, 2012