Rick Scott Crocco
Rick Scott Crocco Gone to the Dark Side of the Moon Rick Scott Crocco (Rick Deed) left this world on December 3, 2006. Rick "rocked" the world when he was born on November 30, 1963. He graduated from Hillcrest High School and continued his education in music in Los Angeles. Rick made his mark on the world playing music he loved with his bands. He was a proud owner of his private club "The Old Bottling House". He enjoyed golfing and fishing. Rick had a talent for making friends with anyone. He had a big heart and compassion for everyone. He is now united with his parents Frank and Joan Crocco. Survived by his brother Rob Crocco (Leanna), sisters Mindi Bos (Bill), Kim Ellison, nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends will miss him greatly. Special thanks to Sharon Keller for her loving care. We express our appreciation to the Club family. Friends and family visitation will be held Saturday 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Celebrate his life with us on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at his club "The Old Bottling House" from 3-5:00 p.m. For online condolence see www.larkinmortuary.com
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2006.
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Thanks to family and friends who left kind thoughts and condolences on behalf of my brother.
I'd like to leave my own memories of Rick as they are a bit different than most.
I'll remember the beautiful brown eyed baby brother who came into my life when I was 12. I'll remember the little arms that would wrap around my neck and hold me tight as I carried him around everywhere with me, hoping people would think he was mine. I'll remember his imaginary friend, Rick Deed, who was the cause of anything he did bad. I'll remember my mom calling him to dinner by starting up the old ford and rebbing up the motor so he would think we were going somewhere. I'll remember his intensity when playing baseball, pong and chess with every ounce of determination he had to win. I'll remember him learning to play the guitar, playing the same cords over and over for weeks on end until he could do it perfect. I'll remember how kind and loving he was to animals. I'll remember Rick graduating from High School and leaving home for music school in LA. I'll remember his visits home and the way he would wrap me up in his arms and lift me off the ground, all to show me how much he'd missed us. I'll remember his wedding and how he asked to wear my diamond stud earring so he would look cool. I'll remember us sitting on the porch swing having long talks about acceptence of Jesus Christ as his savior and where that knowledge would now take him in life. I'll remember his anguish over not being at the top of his game. I'll remember our last conversation. I'll remmeber the call that told me my brother was gone. I'll remember the crowd that gathered to pay him their last respects. I'll remember carring him home, for the last time, in a simple brown box. I'll remember he loved us. Your Sis
Mindi Bos
December 26, 2006
Mindi/Kim & Family
My deepest condulences to you and your Family's
Be Strong and Remember
From to it we must return
Sincerly
Kelly
Kelly Wade
December 26, 2006
Rick,
I miss your wonderful smile. I will always remember your enthusiasm in RCIA class at the cathedral and being next to you at Easter Vigil 2006. I miss seeing your smiling face and a wink, each Sunday at evening mass.

Peace be with you.
Tami Hanson
December 20, 2006
I am sorry for your loss of a wonderful person. Mr. Rick Crocco...that takes me back a long ways. Last time I talked with Rick was about 1991. I was visiting John Fors and Mike Henderson (Hondo) just last Dec. 2 2006, we were talking about Rick that night. Herd what happened a couple days later. We all feel your loss, especially when its someone from the old neighborhood. God Bless...
Ron (little Fabe) Faerber
December 19, 2006
Nate Binggeli
December 17, 2006
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Darcy Olson-Willis
December 17, 2006
To Kimmy, Mindy, Bill, Robby and Family - I entered the first entry in this guest book on Jan 7th upon bringing Kimmy home from Henderson with me after the shocking news.

I want to personally thank all of you for your loving words of support and kindness to this great family.

I knew Rick since 1972 and saw his talents excel throughout the years. Kimmy myself and Rick had some of the greatest times that I will ever remember and will always treasure. He was a great person that everyone adorded. I will miss him dearly - but hold comfort in the fact that the pain and his sorrow has past.

Healing will take time for all of you, but knowing that he is free now will bring you all peace with time.

I admire all of your courage and strength through out this time and my love and respect go out to each and everyone of you.

Try and understand how much he loved you all as you loved him and with time the wounds of sorrow will pass and we will all remember the good and happy times in his life.....

My love to you all.
Mona Johnson
December 14, 2006
To my little Bro Deed,
I saw life through your eyes, and will feel your spirit with me everyday of my life here on earth. You are my muse, and forever will be. I am taking you home with me along with all of the wonderful memories that you gave to us all. We will unite again without pain or sorrow, and will again "Rock On" So with this said - I will miss you and it will take time to heal the wounds of sorrow, but knowing your safe and with mom brings me peace and comfort.

Much Love,
Sister Kimmy
Henderson, NV
C Kim Ellison
December 14, 2006
Kimmie, sorry to here about Rick I never knew him but if he was any thing like you He had to be a wonderful Person ..I guess my poem was not printed but I have a copy of it for you when I pick you up Love Always Aney
Aney Allen
December 14, 2006
Kim,Mindy and family,

We all grew up together good friends, good times. I had the good forutne to talk with Rick just last month at Kimmies birthday party. To Rick I say goodbuy-see you when I return to heaven. To Kim and Mindy my deepest sympathy and heart felt love...
Lind Turnbow
December 13, 2006
My heart goes out to the family..blood & OBH.
Lucinda Williams song to Rick..
Blood spilled out from the hole in your heart/ over the strings of your guitar/to the worn down places in the wood/the ones that made you feel so good
"Hey Buddy--I'll miis you"
KKingfish
"Kingfish" Hammond
December 12, 2006
Rick, like the songs says:

Coz I’m as free a bird, now,
And this bird you cannot change
OBH Friend
December 12, 2006
hi rick and till we meet again in the next life no more tears just happyness,And to your family so sorry for your loss.he will be missed .
thomas beck
December 12, 2006
I am so sorry to hear of your Loss. Rick truely was one of the good guys. He gave me a job when no one else would. I had a lot of fun times at the OBH, & a lot of sad times too. But if I ever needed a shoulder to cry on he was there. I actually called & spoke with Rick in August, asking him if I could use him as a job reference, and of course he was happy to oblige. He even asked me when I was going to come & visit. Well it seems like a lifetime ago, the life we all lived there. But even though he is no longer here physically, he will live on forever in our hearts & our thoughts. Thank you Rick for being not only a great boss, but a great Friend
Kat Thurman
December 11, 2006
RICK,
NO DOUT,A BOOK COULD BE WRITTEN OF ALL THE THINGS WE DID.FROM S.L.C. TO L.A. AND BACK AGAIN. REMEMBER WE MET IN 78 IN THAT LITTLE RENTAL HOUSE ACCROSS THE STREET FROM YOUR PARENTS. YOU HELPED MY FRIEND PLAY GUITAR. I REMEMBER THE PARTIES,THE HOCKEY GAMES,THE CONCERTS,HIKING, FISHING,CAMPING,AND OF COURSE THE GREAT GOLF WE PLAYED TOGETHER.
WE SHARE A LOT OF MEMORIES TOGETHER. THEN YOU WENT TO G.I.T. IN L.A. I REMEMBER MEETING UP WITH YOU AT EDENS SHOW AT THE DANCING WATERS CLUB IN L.A. I WAS SO THRILLED TO SEE YOU AGAIN. YOU TOOK ME UNDER YOUR WING TO MAKE SURE I WOULD'NT GET EATEN ALIVE IN THAT BIG CITY.YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN SO UN-SELFISH TO ME,NEVER ASKING ANYTHING FOR YOURSELF IN RETURN. TRULY ONE OF A KIND.
RIDING AROUND IN LIMO'S,CRUSING AND PLAYING AROUND ON THE YACHT,
FISHING THE DEEP BLUE SEA,DINING ON THE SUNSET STRIP,HITTING THE LITTLE WHITE BALL, AND PLAYING ALL THE FAMOUS CLUBS IN L.A. ALONG
WITH IRVINE MEADOWS.
YOU TRUELY DID REACH YOUR DREAM OF BEING A ROCK STAR. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.
RICK,YOUR FRIENDSHIP CAN BE MATCHED BY NO OTHER. YOUR KIND,CONSIDERATE,CARING AND LOVING TO ALL WHO KNEW YOU.YOU LEAD BY EXAMPLE,THAT'S WHAT COUNTS AND THAT IS WHY I CALL YOU A TRUE FRIEND.
I WILL MISS YOU UNTILL THE DAY WE MEET AGAIN MY FRIEND,AND I KNOW WE WILL MEET AGAIN.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU TILL THEN.

MY CONDOLENCES TO RICKS FAMILY,FRIENDS,AND FANS.

GLENN WOODCOCK (DOWEL)
GLENN WOODCOCK
December 11, 2006
Rick though I lost touch with you over the years, I never forgot you. To think I just thought of picking up the phone to call you around Thanksgiving. I wish now I would have. Thanks for always having a kind word for me, and a kind heart. I'll never forget you. Until we meet again, goodbye for now.
Teresa
December 11, 2006
Rick, I will miss you dearly. We had some wonderful times together in Orange County, I cherish those memories. We first met in 1984, when we recruited you as guitarist for EDEN. I remember how happy and thankful the band and myself were to not only recruit such an amazingly talented guitarist but such a warm, good-hearted person. You were a truly gifted musician and you put your heart and soul into everything you were a part of. I will remember the great times we had. Thanks for being a part of my life Rick. You will be sorely missed! Rest in Peace my friend. God Bless.
Bob Nalbandian
December 11, 2006
To the Crocco Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. We had alot of fun times in our highschool days. I'll always remember Ricks great smile.
Karri Schiell/Stansfield
December 11, 2006
"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul......"
Rick, you always were a free spirit. "With every goodbye, you learn." You will be missed! xoxoxox
Noelle Wheeler
December 11, 2006
we've lost an amazing talent, and a great friend, rest in peace my brother.
lenny spickle
December 11, 2006
I've known Rick since Elementary School and was saddened to hear of his passing. I spent many years at the OBH (and met my eternal companion there) before it was passed on to Rick and had many great times when Frank was alive.
I ran into Rick a few time at OBH and listened to him ROCK!! He was a great man who always had a smile and a kind word. You will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew you and truly sorry for those who will never have to opportunity to know you. To You and Shane - carry on and ROCK the heavens and all I can say is We'll see you again someday!!
Annette Maurer (Atwood)
December 11, 2006
Dear Crocco Family~

I loved Rick so much and will never forget all of the fun times we had as children and teenagers in the Sandy neighborhood. Rick was a little younger than me, but he was the first boy I ever liked. How could one not like those big brown eyes and blonde hair? I was always proud of him for pursuing his dreams in music. How many of us have the guts to really go for it the way he did? He was so fun and happy and alive. He was never a bully and always had a mischevious smile and a twinkle in his eye. We played so hard from sun-up to sun-down every day, that the dirt was rolling off of us. I will never forget him. He will be missed. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother.
Love, Barbara (Cook) Kennedy
barbara kennedy
December 11, 2006
Rick was a wonderful person he alway had a smile for every one he will be miss by every one
Michelle Swensen
December 10, 2006
Rick
I was so saddened when Kelly World called me this morning to tell me of your passing. I am so sorry I wasn't able to make it to see you off and say "good-bye".
I remember so many fun times in the old neighborhood and how talented and popular you were. I want to express my deepest sympathies to your family and hope that they will understand that you are in a better place now and will be watching over them all. God Bless you and keep you... until we meet again.
Alena Hakala
Alena Meadows
December 9, 2006
Dear Kim,
I never knew Rick, but I do know you and want you to know how saddened I am at the passing of your brother.
I will always be here whenever you need to talk.
Always remember the good times.

Love you,
Jo
Jo Lenhart
December 9, 2006
My deepest condolences go out to the Crocco family and friends of Rick. I have known Rick for about ten years or more, he was a really nice friend to me. On the nights that I'd come into the OBH when I was having a hard or sad time he'd come over and sit and talk with me and make me laugh, and make me forget about the hard or sad time I was going through. Will miss you, and I know Terry misses you very much.
Susie Collins
December 9, 2006
Rick,
I love you brother. You were my idol, and I got to play in three bands with you! I'll never forget the golf, the fishing days on the Strawberry river and nights at Strawberry Res. -The music we wrote bonded us forever and will remain in the universe long after were all gone. Youv'e inspired me and I'll always be indebted to your big heart, big talent and your lust for life. Rest in peace.
Scotty Swan
December 9, 2006
RICK ILL NEVER FORGET ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD WITH YOU AFTER HOURS AND AFTER WORK FROM THE DIAMOUND LILLS WORKERS IT WAS ALLWAYS EXCITING TO KNOW THAT AFTER WORK WE ALL HAD A PLACE TO GO TO LAUGH AND SHOUT AND EVEN FIGHT AND CRY ,
IT WAS JUST LIKE CHEERS.
I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT YOU DID FOR ME , AND WHEN YOU LIVED AT RAINTREE, WE HAD LAUGHS AND DRINKS AT THE POOL ,HOT TUB, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MEMMORIES

MICHEAL AND CHRISTINE MATHEWS ,
TONY MADDOX
MICHAEL MATHEWS
December 9, 2006
Kimmy, Mindi, Rob: My deepest condolences to you all. Kimmy, know that your friends and acquaintences love and care for you very much and will help you get through this sad time. Know that Rick loved you all very much and would want you to remain the strong and beautiful woman you are and to remember all the wonderful and special moments you both shared. -Heartfelt sympathies, Julie DeHerrera
Julie DeHerrera
December 9, 2006
I'll miss you and never forget. I love you very much.
Elaine Fielden
December 9, 2006
Kim, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our love to you always.
Kerry, Luana & Taylor Webb
December 9, 2006
Kim, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our love to you always.
Kerry, Luana & Taylor Webb
December 9, 2006
I moved out to Sandy the summer after 7th grade and Rick was one of the first friends I made. We had our merry band of troublemakers that roamed the streets at night. Sometimes all night! You all know who you are! Remember hanging out in Barry's hut, playing Risk at Steve's, and hitchhiking up the canyon to go to a kegger? Oh, and don't forget the "Manhole Cover Story". As Rick's musical skills improved, he joined a neighborhood band called "Osyrus" and these guys were pretty good. I really enjoyed listening to them practice and helping roadie when they had a gig. Remember the Ming! When Rick moved to LA, he became my friend the rock star. I still have an "Eden" LP and t-shirt. Those trips to LA were a blast. I'ts strange how we grow older and lose track of one another. I moved away from Utah and Rick moved back and we lost contact. How I wish I could call him now to get caught up on each other's lives. Rick touched so many lives. I remember his smile, the way he would get up in your face and say "hey man", and him rocking back and forth on his big feet in a solo on his black les paul. Rick was cool. I'll miss you buddy. My most sincere condolences go out to Rob, Mindi, Kim and your families.
Tim Snyder
December 8, 2006
What a great loss we all share for a dear friend! Many good times and sorrows. Always treating Rick and I like we were family instead of friends. The memory of a special New Year rings clear in our minds.
The whole bar came and crashed a party after the bar closed and played cards till 4:00 am. Then they took off to places unknown in the freezing cold and played pool for money till the sun came up.
We will miss you Bro!
Rick & Tomi Hamblin
December 8, 2006
Rick was a great person he always had a smile for every one.He will be miss by every one but not fore gotten.
Michelle Swensen
December 8, 2006
Rick was truely one of the first inspirational people in my life.We had some really great times. I wish the last few years I would have made more time to hang with him. I will miss you forever Rick. God bless you.
Matt Vance bryan howlett (aka)
December 8, 2006
RICK, I REMEBER WHEN LINDA AND MY MOTHER WOULD GO TO WORK AND U WOULD STAY WITH MY SIS, KAT, AND I .. WE WOULD PLAY VIDEO GAMES WITH YOU. WELL WE TRIED AT LEAST... HAHAHA!!! YOU ALWAYS WOULD STILL THE PADDLES FROM US AND START PLAYING. U WERE A BIG KID URSELF. KAT AND I WOULD JUST LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND LAUGH, BECUASE U WERE SO INTO IT. U WILL BE MISSED BY MANY...
U AND LINDA WERE THE BEST AUNT AND UNCLE EVER!!!! U GUYS WERE THE FUN ONES!!! THANKS FOR THE GOOD TIMES ON THE SEGA!! MISS YA !!
LOVE ALWAYS TRISH THE DISH
TRISH MULLINS
December 8, 2006
My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Rick.

I was priviledged to be part of Blister'd Toad, one of the best experiences of my life.

Rick was a talented and creative musician, an excellent friend and a wonderful human being. He will be missed.

If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand.
If there's a Rock and Roll Heaven,., Rick's playing in the band.
Michael (Mikey Tee) Trayford
December 8, 2006
I will miss you so badly. It was a joy working with you and I will never forget your funny little ways of making everything feel better and making me laugh!! I will never forget you. Love you Rick!!
Alishia Proctor
December 8, 2006
Dear Linda Crocco, All the love and support you gave so willingly to Rick while you were together must be recognized here. You took the best care of him for twelve crazy sleepless years. You stepped up to run the club with Rick, made the house you two bought a home and without fail always had his "SAUCE" on hand. I know how close you two stayed after the break, Rick was lucky to have had you. Im so very sorry for your loss, I loved him too. your best friend always, Liza
Liza Curtis
December 8, 2006
Rick
i recall the time we took off at 3:00 in the morning and drove to
flaming gorge and fished the green river allday and i didnt even get a bite but you and terry was catching them left and right then drove back in a blizzard at 15 mph
what a long drive that was! but i guess the old saying stands true the worst day fishing is better then the best day at work cuase i counldnt tell you what my best day at work was im sure the fishing is alot better where your at now FISH ON BUD!i will miss you dearly
Johnny O
December 8, 2006
My heart is broken to hear of such a great loss. I can't stop thinking about the Risk game set up in the kitchen for days waiting for us to come back from school. Sitting on someone’s lawn watching you play the guitar. It was unbelievable watching you play in those younger days. It’s been 10 yrs since I bumped in to you at the gas station; you made me laugh when I hadn't smiled in a long time. I shall never forget your beautiful spirit. I wish so badly that I would have taken the time to go visit you over the years. Things got better and time passed by so fast, I shall look to the heavens for you now. God bless your family and friends through this extraordinarily difficult time and know how much you were looked up to and loved. Looks like Shane will start the game this time, you two have fun up there and play the guitars as much as you have always wanted to.
Paula Fronk
December 8, 2006
My deepest condolences go out to the Crocco family and friends of Rick.
Amy Snyder-Tacey
December 8, 2006
Kimmy - Oh sweetie, I am so, so, sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your baby brother. Though it may not seem like it now, but he really has chosen to exist in a place much better than this. He's there now with your beloved Mom, watching over you. Please know that Darren and I are here for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you sis!
Jax
December 7, 2006
I worked with Rick this past year instructing him and assisting him in being received into the Catholic Church. Rick and I met on an on-going basis about of number of things. I will miss seeing him at Mass Sunday evenings at the Cathedral. I will miss his great smile and the big hug he always had for me. I hope Rickie is truly free now, at rest with Lord. Be assured of my prayers for Rick and for his family.
Deacon Scott Dodge
December 7, 2006
To the family and friends of Rick,

This world will not be the same without him. As we all know.. Rick was a very kind and loving person who had a smile and open heart to everyone he knew and even people he just met. My parents enjoyed the time spent with him. Although he is not with us physically he will live on in the hearts and memories of everyone who knew him.. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, JenaV, Diny, Scott and Jesse Adams
JenaV Adams
December 7, 2006
My heart goes out to Kimy & the rest of Rick's family. Rick was a big influence on me. I played in the bands Blisterd Toad & Rugburn with Rick. I learned more about guitar from Rick than anyone else. We became very good friends while playing in bands together. And we continued our friendship after our musical endeavours ended. We had some great times together. We laughed a lot. Even though I am deeply saddened by the passing of Rick, I have been recalling some great memories of the fun times we had together. I actually found myself laughing about some of the funny things we said and did. I am glad that I have such great memories of the good times we had. I'll never forget the laughter we shared. I will dearly miss Rick.
Matthew Reis
December 7, 2006
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006


JONI SORENSEN
December 7, 2006
Rick,

From all the way back to our days in "Turbo", you held my most deepest respect and admiration - not only as an increadible guitar player, but as a shinning star. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers, my friend. God Bless You, Sir. (Kim...I'm so very sorry)
Patrick J. Carter
December 7, 2006
To my freind,pal and buddy. You will be missed by all your IBEW friends who you welcome into your place with open arms. We love you and will never forget you. Troy & company
Troy Passey
December 7, 2006
Rick was a very unique and special person. I worked for him at the OBH for several years and we became good friends, sharing many wonderful times together. We shared a passion for music and I have many fond memories of band practices, jam sessions (Sunday Blues Jam!)and concerts, listening to music, or just sitting at my piano creating sounds. Rick was a devoted and talented musician and was an inspiration to me. He was a warm and caring human being with truly a heart of gold. His smile and kindness touched so many lives, including mine. It is hard to believe he is gone. My deepest condolences to Rick's family. I am honored to have called him "friend."
Christine Petersen
December 7, 2006
Robbie
Sorry to hear about your brother. What a tragic loss. Please let us know if you need anything.
Janae (Querry) Gough and Jay Gough
janae gough
December 7, 2006
I first met Rick in the summer of 1989, something about that blonde haired, big brown eyed boy and his yellow mustang.... I knew he was someone very special and someone I would love for an eternity. Spent years following him, his dream of becoming the recognized musician he deserved to be. He taught me so much about life, how to unconditionally love. There are so many fond memories of music, good friends, and some of heartache.. I only wish I'd been given one more chance to look into those beautiful eyes and let him know how much he means to me and what an important part he is of who I've become. I hope the future finds you with the laughter that was so contagious. Still and eternity of love to give and share. That, my dear Ricky, is something that we will never lose. God bless you, definately one of a kind. The best.
Shelley Nielsen
December 7, 2006
Rick,
I will always remember the memories of growing up in the neighborhood with you. I can recall the time we were hiking for fossils with the summer camp and you came to my rescue,when I looked down and began to fall from the cliffs edge, you saved my life that day; it seems like only yesterday. I am forever greatful. I wish I could have been there for you to repay the favor. I know you are in a much happier place where no sorrow or pain exists, only love and happiness, you can play your music forever.
Years have passed and you have stil had a presence in my life, seeing you at The Old Bottling House, listening to you play the guitar, and also sharing conversations in Tracy's living room listening to music.
You will be deeply missed.
My heartfelt condolences to your loved ones.

I cannot be at your life celebration viewing and get together with many friends from the old neighborhood due to my being in Hawaii on a family vacation; however I will be there in spirit.

All my love,

Lea Shepherd Woodcox
Lea Woodcox
December 7, 2006
Dear Mindi,
Sorry to read about your brother. Just wanted you to know that we care!
Janice Dennison
December 7, 2006
Rick was the love of my life! We spent 10 exciting years together. Though Rick and I were no longer together as a couple, Rick has always, and will always have a special place in my heart! I will miss the conversations we continued to have over the years.

I know that Rick will be safe, and at peace, now that he has joined his Mom and Dad in Heaven.

My deepest sympathy and love goes out to all of the surving family members that are going through such deep sadness.

Sincerely,
Karen
Karen Culley
December 7, 2006
Kim
Gone but never forgotten, I'm so sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Anne Hoffman
December 7, 2006
hey rick...you are a funny guy and will be missed by everyone who you has ever met you. love, shannon and jill
shannon richens
December 7, 2006
My condolences to the Crocco family... I will always remember the zany times. Mirelle (Old Bottling House bar wench, 2000)
Mirelle Inglefield
December 7, 2006
I will really miss Rick,I first met him in Sandy, where we both lived ,when he asked to join my band The Fallen Angel's. He once wrote a beautiful song for me.We really missed his talent when he left our band to go to L.A. . Too Sad.
Cheryl Howard
December 7, 2006
Rick
Has been a big part of many of or lives, He will be missed along with his talents and friendship.
His love for music and the outdoors, I loved fishing with you buddy..... hope we get the big one.
You willl be missed but not forgot.
Toby Seljaas
December 7, 2006
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Crocco Family
We loved Rick like a brother, in alot of ways we were alike. Had many of good times running back and forth, from his Bar to ours, the Crowbar. allways trying to help each other, we are extremly sadden by the lose of such a great guy.
Joe & Shelley Brunetti
December 7, 2006
My heart goes out to everyone who is feeling the great loss of one of the most talented people I've ever had the pleasure to call a friend.
Jesse Kennedy
December 7, 2006
Mindi and family,

I am so sorry for your loss, I want you to know that you are all in our hearts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Take care and God Bless.
Staci Dumesnil
December 7, 2006
he was very loved and will be missed by lots sorry for you lose
Rachel
December 7, 2006
Crocco Family,
I was very shocked to hear of the loss of Rick he was such a happy person and very nice to everyone, he will be missed dearly my prayers go out to your family. I knew Rick from the Bottling House and it will be differant to go there and not see his smily face.
JoAnn Garcia
December 7, 2006
Jesus&Martin Inger
December 7, 2006
Rick,

We had some good times growing up together at the foot of the Wasatch, hiking through the once empty fields, and later roaming the neighborhood at night in our three man gang "The Nomads." As our interest in music developed, we would sit in your room playing your sister Kim's Spencer Davis Group album "Gimme Some Lovin'", with you on air guitar and me mimicking drums with sticks and a cardboard container from your old Tinker Toy set. In 1977 when we got our first guitars, we started a neighborhood band and the first song we learned to play was Free's "All Right Now." Those early band days were a little shakey and sometimes we were out of tune, but you later ventured to LA to become an accomplished guitarist. I was always proud of you for that achievement. I hope one day we can play guitars together again, and perhaps a game of chess. I finally learned to play when I was thirty-something. I could give you a run for your money. I could never beat you at checkers. Somehow life became complicated and filled with worries and problems. We didn't think much about it on that warm, sunny day in 1972 when we took a hike up to the water tanks and sat in the dirt, eating lunches our moms prepared for us. I remember your metal lunch box and thermos filled with your favorite, Cool Aid. Your special qualities will always live on in my mind, Rick; and hopefully, rubbed off on me. God bless and always know that for us, things will be "All Right Now."

Your friend,

Barry
Barry Cook
December 7, 2006
Rick - buddy,
I am please to call you my friend. You were there during my trouble times, you gave me encouragement and many free meals. May God bless you. I will truly miss you.
December 7, 2006
Rick taught us to live life now, that we don't have forever, nothing is permanent. He taught us to give up on expectations and let tomorrow tell it's own story. His tether is untied and now he is free to fly with the angels! Shhh, it's Neil Young. My heartfelt sympathy to Kim and her family. Hang in there!
mike breeze
December 7, 2006
Kimmy, Mindy and Robbie,
I know what a devastaing loss this was for all of you. I'm so sorry for your loss and truly believe the angles sent me to Kimmy to be with her at this time while in Vegas.
My prayers are with you all.
He was a compasionate and talented man and will be missed by all.
I will always be there for Kimmy and want each of you to know that if there's anything else I can do for your family please let me know.
Rick was very special to me, and I will always have him in my heart....
Mona Johnson
December 7, 2006
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