Richard “Rick” Magretto
Memorial servcies will be held from the Chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors this Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 11:00 A.M., with Dr. Tobin Burnett officiating.
Mr. Magretto, a native of Los Angeles, CA, was the son of the late Frank and Mary Calofono Magretto. He was retired from the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of SGT. He also earned three Purple Hearts and one Bronze Star while serving with the Special Forces in Vietnam. Mr. Magretto was the former owner of the American Speed Center, was instrumental in bringing the Augusta Southern National Drag Boat Race to Augusta and was himself a champion drag boat racer. He was of the Cathloic faith.
Survivors in addition to his wife include his sons and daughter-in-law, Dennis Law of Augusta, Robin and Sigrid Murphy Law of Lake Tahoe, CA; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Jose Silva and Alana and Alan Kneece all of Nintey Six, SC; sister, Rosemary Magretto, of Los Angeles, CA; three grandchildren, Neda and Michael Silva, and Anthony Law; three great grandchildren, Isiah, Nathan and Saraha Duffy.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Gerorgia War Veterans Nursing Home, 1101 15th St. Augusta, GA 30901.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.