Allen ‘Ricki’ Menditto
A family memorial is planned in September for Allen Frederick “Ricki” Menditto, who died July 26, 2006, at his home in Sacramento.
Ricki was born July 10, 1946 in Berkeley, Calif., and attended Olinda Elementary School in El Sobrante, Calif. His family moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1959, and he graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1964, where he was a standout athlete. He joined the Air Force in March 1966, and was honorably discharged in November 1966. He returned to South Lake Tahoe and worked as a clerk for Raley’s Crescent V, before moving to Sacramento, where he had resided for the past 30 years.
He is survived by his mother, Eileen “Mendy” German and stepfather, Arthur German of Orangevale, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Michele and Marty Hock of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Sharel and Doug Wilson of Gardnerville, Nev.; nephews and wives, Marty and Kerri Hock of Elk Grove, Calif., and Matthew and Kelly Hock of Chico, Calif.; nephew, Douglas Wilson of Manhattan, N.Y.; niece, Courtney Wilson of Manhattan; niece and husband, Mason and Peter Cornelius of Dublin, Calif.; three great-nephews and four great-nieces; and his loving companion of 16 years, Darlene J. Lerma. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael A. Menditto.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 14387, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151.