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Richard Louis Zocchi


1941 - 2016
Richard Louis Zocchi Obituary
Richard Louis Zocchi
December 30, 1941 - October 20, 2016
Resident of Walnut Creek
Richard Louis Zocchi passed away peacefully on October 20th from a rare lung disorder.
He was born in Concord, CA and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1959. He was a star athlete and after graduation went to work as a carpenter in the Zocchi Company with his brothers Frank and Carlo
Rich travelled the world...he loved to fish, hunt and play golf, but most of all he loved building and showing custom cars. His eye-catching, radical creations have won countless prestigious awards at all the major West Coast car shows. His excellence in design and workmanship have also resulted in his induction into SIX Halls of Fame!
Rich was all about the 1950's and Oldies but Goodies. He grew up cruising Pittsburg and continued cruising in his gorgeous customs at all the car shows he entered through the years, with his wife Cherie at his side.
They had a wonderful life together and enjoyed many good times and good meals with their long-time friends and very close family. His sweet, kind, generous and funny personality will be sorely missed and his absence will leave a huge void that will never be filled.
Rich is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cherie, his son Justin (Carrie) Zocchi, his daughter Kristin (Ryan) Denver and his stepsons David (Jamie) Del Chiaro and Richard (Ginger) Del Chiaro. Between them, Rich and Cherie had TWELVE grandchildren!
Rich is also survived by his brother, Carlo Zocchi of Alamo, CA and many beloved nieces and nephews. His brother Frank Zocchi predeceased him in 1995.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10:00am at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor Street, Pittsburg, CA.
Donations can be made on Rich's behalf to a .


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Published in East Bay Times on Nov. 3, 2016
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