Gustavo "Gus" Riccioni Jr., 75, of Brownsburg died Jan. 27

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Gustavo Leonard “Gus” Riccioni Jr., 75 of Brownsburg, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 12, 1942, in Raritan, N.J., a son of the late Gustavo Riccioni Sr. and Rose (Lamastro) Riccioni.

Gus was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Gus was a pioneer in the vacuum truck industry starting in the late 1960s in Raritan/Flemington, N.J.  He was an avid outdoorsman, loved animals and also loved to shoot the varmints. He was a very enthusiastic farmer and thoroughly enjoyed agriculture. He raised beef cattle and grain crops in the Rockbridge/Augusta area for the past 20 years.  Gus and Val were married for 57 glorious years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gustavo Daniel Riccioni III.

Survivors include his wife, Valerie Ann (Glynn) Riccioni; children, David Riccioni, Robert Riccioni, Brian Riccioni, Beth Kopp, Danielle Coppola, Jonathan Riccioni, Michael Riccioni, Mary Repair and Victoria Riccioni; sibling, Aldo Riccioni; 28 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his 10 children, numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren, Gus was a best friend and a fatherly figure to many others.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church, 118 N. New St., Staunton, with Father Joseph Wamala officiating. Burial will follow at Thornrose Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 W. Frederick St., Staunton.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

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