Richard Coluzzi passed peacefully 2/23/23. Born on Capitol Hill on 1st Street SW in 1925, Coluzzi was a lifelong DMV resident and a proud serviceman of the Army’s 113th Cavalry reconnaissance stationed in Normandy during WW2.
Richard touched so many of our lives with his funny, easygoing nature and fierce loyalty to family. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and hanging out at the VFW and Legion, where he regularly volunteered at BINGO. When he was younger, he often sang in church choirs and had a lifelong love of Italian opera music.
He was proud of his service to the Army, and for his years of civil service at the Government Printing Office, where he managed several staff. He retired early, around 55, but stayed active throughout his retirement years either volunteering or working at Sports Authority in their fishing department.
Left to mourn his passing are his daughter-in-law, Caroline Perini, beloved granddaughter, Catherine Jones, her husband FC, and great-granddaughters, Lindsey, Elizabeth, and her husband Anthony. He also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, and friends for whom he was grateful. He joins in heaven his darling wife, Victoria, son Richard, and his parents, Elizabeth and Attilio, along with his 6 brothers and sisters: Albert, Frank, James, Vincent, Lucy, and Anna. He has missed them all dearly and talked about them often.
Guests may make donations on Richard’s behalf to Holy Redeemer Church at 4902 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD, 20740.
Friends will be received at Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 4902 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD on Saturday March 4, 2023 at 11AM. The interment will be immediately following the service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1300 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington DC.