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In Memory of

Richard O. Cruciani

February 19, 1931 - January 3, 2018

Obituary


Lt. Col. (Ret) Richard Oliver Cruciani

COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. (Ret) Richard Oliver Cruciani, 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday January 3, 2018. Richard was born February 19, 1931 in McVeigh, Kentucky to the late Lena Maria and Oliver Cruciani. During his career as an Air Force Officer he served in Korea and Vietnam. After his retirement from the military he was the Director of the Boy Scouts of America in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Richard was a generous giver who loved unconditionally and selflessly. He was predeceased by...

Lt. Col. (Ret) Richard Oliver Cruciani

COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. (Ret) Richard Oliver Cruciani, 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday January 3, 2018. Richard was born February 19, 1931 in McVeigh, Kentucky to the late Lena Maria and Oliver Cruciani. During his career as an Air Force Officer he served in Korea and Vietnam. After his retirement from the military he was the Director of the Boy Scouts of America in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Richard was a generous giver who loved unconditionally and selflessly. He was predeceased by his wife, Pepita. Richard's life will be forever remembered and cherished by his children; Mark (Mia) Cruciani, Susie (Tim) Baier, Patrick (Kelly) Cruciani; friend, former wife and mother of his children, Ardeth Watson; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A private family celebration will be held to honor his life and legacy.