Ronald Bruce Caricofe Ronald Bruce Caricofe,
64, of Woodbridge
passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
He was born in Harrisonburg on November 2, 1945, son of the late Bruce Helms and Lillian Blosser Caricofe.
"RC" lived his early life in Weyers Cave, near extended family and the Virginia landscape he always loved. A member of Massanutten Presbyterian Church, he graduated from Fort Defiance High School in 1964 and attended Bridgewater College before serving in the US Air Force. He lived in Northern Virginia for most of his adult life, where he worked in real estate, and later landscape management. Ron often returned to the Shenandoah Valley to enjoy its beauty and serenity.
He is survived by a son, Bradley Hunter Caricofe of Woodbridge, a daughter, Erin Elizabeth Caricofe of Columbus, OH, a brother, Richard Blaine Caricofe of Front Royal, and one nephew, Bryan Caricofe of Harrisonburg. They each miss and are inspired by Ron's loving selflessness, his appreciation for life's little pleasures, and his constant desire to be of help.
He will be cremated and a memorial service held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Massanutten Presbyterian Church with Pastor John Leggett officiating. Family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association
and American Diabetes Association. Details on Ron's life and his memorial service are available at www.caricofe.com
This obituary was originally published in the News & Messenger (Woodbridge, VA).