In Memoriam

As we are informed of the passing of a club member, spouse or immediate family member or the death of an Osco/Sav-on associate or former employee, we will post a write-up including bereavement details, job history and photos.  In addition to posting on the website, the memoriam may also appear in an edition of Connections.   If you have specific information or photos you would like to share please send via email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or via U.S. Mail to:

Osco/Sav-on Alumni Club
P.O. Box 1024
Lombard, Illinois 60148-8024

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On behalf of the Alumni Club, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones.


2021 June 11th: Rocco Iapicca

It is with very heavy heart that I announce the passing of Rocco Iapicca - loving father of Rob Iapicca.
He was 91 years old. Rocco was just as much an Osco employee as any one
of us. He loved the Osco family and was much beloved by us all. Rocco
worked as a Sales Rep for Gillette and called on those Osco Stores in
the Boston and surrounding areas. Rocco and his wife Nina came to the
United States from Avellino Naples and became a true example of the
American success story. They raised 4 beautiful boys - who all went on
to become successful. I met Rocco when I was 19 years old in the old
Cambridge Osco #957 and thus a friendship with him, his family and Rob
blossomed. Rocco was a wonderful person full with zest and wit and
always filled a room with laughter with his wonderful sense of humor. I
loved Rocco and considered him an adopted dad. Any thoughts or
condolences can be sent to Nina Iapicca 20 Wilson Street Reading, Ma.
01867. When I get arrangements, I will post it here. Please feel free to
share your memories of Rocco here. I know Rob and his family would love
to hear from you. Thank You, Anthony.


Rocco is survived by his loving wife Nina and beloved father of Pasquale and Joanne, Robert and Lena (Caruso), Richard and Angelika, Ronald and Lisa Iapicca.  Adored Papa of 11 Grandchildren: Nicole and Michael Donohue, Lauren and Johnvincent Sabella, Michael and Rhiannon Iapicca, Bryce, Haley, Ryan, Julia, Marissa, Cole, Giacomo, and Reed Iapicca; and Great Grandfather of 3.

Brother of Gioconda and Ivonne of Italy, Pasquale of Peabody, and the late; Bernardina and Angelo Scippa, Amelina and Giuseppe Scippa, Vincenzo, Romano, and Adriana Iapicca.  Survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Retired Salesman from Gillette Co.

Visitation will be held at the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) Reading on Monday, June 14, from 4-8pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 15, at St. Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 10:30am.  Interment at Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105 or The Daughters of Mary-Bannabikira Sisters c/o Austin Prep 101 Willow St. Reading, MA 01867

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2021 June 12th: Ronald A. Richmond

Ronald A.Richmond, age 64 passed away on June 12th:

Beloved husband of Teresa G. Richmond (nee Hartog).
Loving father of Mike (Katie) Richmond, Tony Richmond, and Sara (Erion) Caushi.
Adored grandfather of Vanessa, Elliott, Amelia, and Vincent.
Proud son of the late George Richmond and Joan Swavely (nee Grabowski).
Cherished brother of Catherine (David) Doogan, Brian (Monica) Richmond, and Patrick (Natalie) Richmond.
Dear nephew.
Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Ron worked in our Franklin Park office as a Third Party Sr. Manager after spending a number of years in Chicagoland as a pharmacist and
pharmacy manager.

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2021 May 27th: Dave Lewis

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, David Lewis of Carmel, Indiana, loving husband and father of one child, passed away at age 76. David was born on November 24, 1944 in Union City, Indiana to the late Reed and Reba (White) Lewis. After graduating high school, David attended Ball State University and was drafted into the military. He was part of the Navy Advisory Group with various assigned duties with sensitive information that required a high level of clearance. David received the Navy Achievement Medal from the Secretary of the Navy for his service. After military service he began his career with Osco Drug as a Management Trainee. After several moves and promotions in Indiana, he was assigned to the position of Market Manager in Indianapolis and worked in the Indy area until retirement after 37 years of service.  David married Charlene Nicholas, who survives. They raised their son, David in the Carmel area and lived in their home together for nearly 40 years. David was smart and funny and enjoyed traveling with Charlene and spending time with family and his favorite dog, Storm. He loved sports, history, music, and taking care of his home and family. He was a good son, brother, uncle, and father who had many friends that he met throughout his life. David was preceded in death by his sister, Deanna; and nephew, Mike. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; son, David (wife Jody); sister, Susie; nephew, Brian (wife Shannon); niece, Stephanie; and several cousins. +
Funeral services are private and entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

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2021 April 1st: Steve Scanlan

Steven E, Scanlan Sr., Age 64. Beloved  husband of 35 years of Donna (nee Franks (Lt. P.F.D.)Devoted father of Samantha (Jonathan) Keret, Steven Jr. (Jill) Scanlan, and Amanda (Russ Lyewski) Scanlan. Proud grandfather of Aria, Mila, Neriah, Ethan, Liam, Joey, Benny, and Lennon.Cherished son of the late Kenneth and Verona Scanlan.Loving brother of Jeff (Jennifer) Scanlan, Peggy (Lionel) Zimmermann, Becki (Orville) Reynolds, and the late Baby Michael Scanlan. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 3 p.m. until time of Service 8 p.m. at the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL. Interment private. Due to COVID, masks are required and no loitering is preferred. Please leave a memory for the family on Steven’s Tribute Wall; your stories will bring comfort to his family. 708-857-7878

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