Richard Cuccuini, 66, of Mount Shasta, California, peacefully made his ascension on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Diagnosed with melanoma over the summer, his cancer progressed quickly providing little time to share with loved ones.

Richard Anthony was born to the late Richard James and Gladys Cuccuini of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He will be remembered as a dedicated student of the St. Germain’s “I AM” activity, spending years serving at the “I AM” Temple in Chicago and Shasta Springs.

He will be missed for his dedication through actions of gardening, cleaning, or just lending a hand. His dedication to faith, the laws of life, and a life well lived, will continue to be an inspiration.

Richard was both a scholar and athlete, having played football and basketball for Philadelphia’s “All-Academy” Abraham Lincoln High School. He was a proud graduate of Temple University, having received a BA and MBA in Business Administration.

While attending Washington State he was conscripted into the US Navy. He served in NJ during the Vietnam War. Richard loved his country and was a true patriot at heart.

Having loved the outdoors and his dedication to Shasta Springs, Richard retired to Mount Shasta. While working at Ray’s and Berryville, he was referred to by store patrons as Mount Shasta’s very own Greengrocer. Patron’s loved shopping in the produce department and looked forward to his daily jokes.

Richard’s memories will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, two former wives, and two brothers.

The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice as well as Richard’s friends for their loving care and support.

Send donations to: “I AM” School Inc., 118 Siskiyou Avenue, Mount Shasta, CA 96067.

In honor of Richard’s request, there will be no memorial service.

Online obituary: http://goo.gl/FBJly