RICHARD JOSEPH PIAZZA, of Manhattan Beach , passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2003. He was born in Los Angeles on Oct. 3, 1935 and was a U.S. Army rerservist. Dick operated a retail grocery serving the beach cities for over 50 years. Survivors include his loving Wife, Donna Piazza and son, Rick Piazza of Manhattan Beach, CA. Also left to mourn his passing are Granddaughters Anjilla and Alyccia Piazza, many uncles and dear cousins. Visitation will be Thursday, July 31, 2003 from 4 PM to 8PM at WHITE & DAY MORTUARY, 3215 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, August 1, 2003, 10:00AM at St. James Catholic Church, 415 Vincent St. (at PCH), Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Entombment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

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  1. To Donna, Many, many wonderful years of good friendship at the Manhattan Market. Your friend, Bruce Robinson

  2. I was Ricks girlfriend in the mid 80\’s and I lived with the family for a few years. Dick was a wonderful Father I respected and loved him very much, He and Rick taught me to work in the store doing produce I loved making Dick happy by triming green onions and cutting cantalop with strawberries and placing a spoon on top for the customars, Dick loved for me to pod peas those were wonderful memories. I remember when he taught me to cook Thanksgiving dinner, I placed too many cloves in the ham it sure smelled good but made everyones mouth numb. Dick and Donna loved me like I was there daughtter and I loved them and still do I will miss Dick very much but his fond memories will live in my heart forever.

  3. Donna & Rick: I have so many remarkable and fond memories of Dick who was so incredibly kind to me in my formidable years when I worked at my Dad\’s clothing store, Newcastle Ltd. Countless Ram games at the Coliseum, after work dinners at the various Manhattan Beach eateries, and just great friendship. I will cherish them always and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. Your friend, Gary Kooba

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