Richard Del Tredici
Dec. 22, 1940-Feb. 12, 2014
Richard Del Tredici, 73, died at home with his family by his side Feb. 12, 2014, after a courageous and graceful battle with cancer. Born to Walter and Helen Del Tredici, he grew up in San Anselmo, CA, lived in Pleasanton for 50 years, and was a local high school teacher/principal for 38 years.
Richard loved knowledge, travel, and all things Italian. With his gentle strength, kindness, smile, and helping hand, he was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.
Family was most important to Richard: Judy, his wife of 50 years, children Lisa (John), Michelle (Rocco), and Aaron (John), brothers David of New York, Robert of Montreal, Peter of Boston, sister Ann of El Sobrante, and three treasured grandchildren, Lizzie, Marcus, and Calvin. He was also blessed to be surrounded by loving and supportive friends and extended family.
From Cindie Andrade (Nairn)
July 19, 2014
To the family of Mr. Del Tredici, may your sorrow evolve into the joyful memories of such a great man. I was never a student of his, unfortunately, but knew him well, as did everyone else on the Amador campus, as he tried to get to know all students, and reached out to those who responded to his many kindnesses. I am sorry for your loss, and have and will continue to remember Mr. Del Tredici for always.
With all sincerity,
Feb. 15, 2014
He was a GREAT teacher !! he made school fun. He explained things in a way that you could understand. Im glad that he was one of my teachers. r.i.p smiley : )
From Janette Miller-Lewis
Feb. 13, 2014
Even among the finest teachers at Amador, Mr. Del Tredici stood out as a uniquely devoted person to high scholastic standards, respect for his students and infusing his sense of humor into the classroom setting. He made learning easy for apprehensive freshmen in English 1A in 1966. He instilled in me a love for literature and writing that has lasted a lifetime. He set the bar high for freshmen. No one who had him as a teacher will ever forget how to write a perfect five-part essay. I know he’ll be remembered and missed by family, friends, former students and the St. Augustine’s parish. Bless his family. Janette Miller-Lewis, Class of 1970