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Richard A. Giovannoni

Died: Friday, December 14, 2012
Age: 73
Richard August Giovannoni, 73, a lifelong resident of Lake Como, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Vintage on the Pond.

He was born May 18, 1939, to the late August and Florence Giovannoni in Hinsdale Ill. He was a graduate of Elkhorn High School in 1957. Richard was a self-employed auto mechanic, was a member of the Lake Geneva Saints Car Club, a lifetime member of the NRA, 300 Club and the Harley Owners Group.

Richard is survived by Barbara (Grimm) Giovannoni, Tina (Lee) Bromburger, Hartland, Richard (Terry) Giovannoni and Tom (Amy) Giovannoni, of Elkhon; six grandchildren, Zachary (Angela) Giovannoni, Dylan Giovannoni, Jeremy Coleman, Sara Bromburger, Anna Bromburger and Carmen Wells; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon Giovannoni and Adam Nicewarmer; three brothers, Ronald Giovannoni, Robert (Judy) Giovannoni and Randy Giovannoni; and many nieces and nephews.

Services at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the chapel of the Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Lake Geneva, with Father Jim Scheurman of St. Francis De Sales Church officiating. Visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. the day of the service. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are requested in Richardís name to the Alzheimerís Association of America. To sign the online registry, visit www.derrickfuneralhome.com.

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