Ron “RC” Caricofe, 11-2-1945 – 4-2-2010

Ron Caricofe - 2008On Thursday, April 1, 2010, I drove Dad to Potomac Hospital after he exhibited shortness of breath and general drowsiness. The Hospital staff discovered an abnormal EKG and quickly transferred him to Fairfax Inova Hospital via helicopter.

Doctors at Fairfax Inova Hospital immediately performed a Cardiac Catheterization procedure to remove blockage in an artery leading to his heart. Their efforts were unsuccessful and Dad was placed in the Coronary Care Unit for stabilization and further evaluation.

Dad’s condition worsened into the night and at 1am on April 2, Dad was sedated and placed on a ventilator to help his breathing. Dad’s condition did not improve the next morning. At 2pm, on Friday, April 2, 2010, Dad passed peacefully, asleep, without pain. Several family members were present; Uncle Rick and I held his hands when he died and told him we all loved him.

Dad was an amazing father and friend. I realized long ago how thankful I was to have him for my Dad. He dearly loved his family and friends and would do anything to help those he cared about.

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Brad Caricofe, Erin Caricofe & Rick Caricofe