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Richard Thomas Menconeri

January 16, 1944 - March 2, 2021

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Richard Thomas Menconeri, 77, of Forest, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021. He was the husband of the Rev. Nancy B. Dawson.

Richard was born January 16, 1944 in New York, a son of the late Ricardo V. Menconeri and Antonina Sorce Menconeri. Richard received his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Northern Colorado, Center for Advanced Studies in Washington, D.C. From 1971 until 1980 he was a County Planner and Division Chief for both the Fedrick and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland. He participated in the creation of an urban development plan for the City of Fredrick, MD, which resulted in the revitalization of the downtown area and a nationally recognized urban park and landmark designation for the historic district. Richard then worked in real estate from 1980 until his retirement in 2009.-

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Yvette Menconeri, one brother Raymond Menconeri and his wife Eileen, a step-son Aziz Ayazi, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother Peter Menconeri.

A Memorial Service for Richard will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, with the Rev. Nancy Dawson, Rev. David Gellert, and Rev. Philip Bouknight officiating.

In lieu of flowers please consider making memorial contributions to Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church, Trinity Ecumenical Parish, or to your local ASPCA.

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