John William Ricca, a lifelong resident of Weed, passed away on July 18, 2010 at his sister Frances’s summer home in Weed with his entire family and friends present, following a long battle with cancer. He was 72 years old.

John was born in Weed, California on May 14, 1938. He attended Weed Grammar School and graduated from Weed High School. He was a self-educated man dealing with stocks and bonds and financial matters.

John worked in the plywood division of Long-Bell Lumber Company and International Paper Company in Weed.

John was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korea Conflict. He enjoyed hiking and fishing.

John is survived by his sisters Mary Sbarbaro and Frances Samora, both of Sacramento, and brother Alexander Bordinaro of Los Angeles, and their children.

He was preceded in death by his father Frank Ricca and mother Mary Ricca; brothers Albert Bordinaro and Charles Bordinaro; and sister Pauline Means.

Special thanks to good friend Larry Bell, Mike Boykin, Jessie McCall and James McCall for their loving care.

A memorial service will be held today, July 21 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bill Hofer officiating. Burial is at Mt. Shasta Memorial Park.

Arrangements were made by Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel.