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Ricardo “Rick” C. Saraceni
April 24, 1955 – September 22, 2018
A memorial mass will be held for Rick C. Saraceni, 63, of North Bend, on Saturday, November 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 16th Street in North Bend. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay, with a private inurnment with military honors to be held at Roseburg National Cemetery at a later date.
Rick was born on April 24, 1955 in Van Nuys, California to Aldo Saraceni and Arlene M. ( Krueger ) Saraceni. He passed away peacefully at his home on September 22, 2018 due to health complications.
Rick served honorably in the US Army from June 1972 to January 1979. He attained the rank of Sergeant and was a member of the Quartermaster Corps. He served as a Drill Sergeant in Fort Ord, CA. From there he was assigned to Armstrong Barracks with the 3rd Armored Division, 12th Calvary in Budingen, Germany. Lastly, he was an instructor at the US Army Quartermaster Corps School in Fort Lee, VA.
Following his time in the US Army, Rick lived in Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma and California. During this time, he served in multiple roles and levels as a salesman within the oil and aerospace defense industry, aerospace industries, retail industry and chemical industry. Rick moved to Port Orford in 1993. He finally settled in North Bend in 1994. Here, he served as the Food Services Director for Baycrest Village. At the time of his passing he worked for Coastal Paper and Supply , Inc. as a industrial chemical sales representative.
Rick is survived by his wife, Kathy Saraceni; sons, John Sarnecky, Jeff Sarnecky and Derrick Saraceni; siblings, Allen Krueger, Debbie Newsom, Tony Saraceni and Terrell Ogilvie; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.coosbayareafunerals.com and www.theworldlink.com. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.