February 2018

Richard G. Pelletier

September 28, 1940
February 17, 2018

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Richard G. Pelletier was born in Springvale, ME, on September 28, 1940, and passed on February 17, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.  He proudly served his country in the US Navy. 

During his career as safety and environmental auditor for Pfizer/American Cyanamid, Richard traveled throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.  When retirement came, he wouldn’t let the grass grow under his feet. Richard became involved with St. Johns County as a Volunteer Code Enforcement Officer and served on the County’s Architectural Review Board.  He took up the game of golf, which he enjoyed immensely.  Richard volunteered within his community and the County, delivering Meals on Wheels, volunteering at the Council on Aging, cooking at The Mission House, and volunteering at Baptist Beaches Hospital.  Most rewarding was driving for the American Cancer Society, helping people in need of transportation and friendship.  He was passionate about wildlife photography, and from his photos he donated numerous videos to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  Richard and his wife, Gigi, were also avid ballroom dancers.

Richard was predeceased by a son, Robert Pelletier; he leaves behind his beloved wife of 35 years, Gigi; three sons, Ricky, Rodney and Randy; stepson, Victor Botschko (Kriss); brothers, Ronald and Albert; brother-in-law, Ed Rocco (Candefe); dearest sisters-in-law, Diane Sweet and Jean Pelletier; his best friends, Bill Tunstall, Hermann Werner and Tony Constantino; Richard and Gigi’s dogs, Jenny, Sophia and Zoe.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 24 at Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road (Rt 210), Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to SAFE Pet Rescue, PO Box 840215, St. Augustine, FL 32080, 904.460.0556.