Richard Dee Alfano passed peacefully, March 14, 2017, in his home n Caliente, Nevada. He was born August 16, 1937 in Spokane Washington to Eugene Alfano and Florentina (Dolly) Alfano, who preceded him in death.
Rich will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Lois Alfano, as well as his two children, Randy and Russell Alfano. Rich is also survived by his brother, Roderick of Caliente, Nevada, and sisters Judith Alfano (Hanson) of Sonora, California, and Donna Alfano(Bardine) of Pioche, Nevada. Grandpa Rich will be remembered fondly by his six grandchildren, Robert, Roston, Allyssa, Richard, Russell, and Lainey as well as two great-grandchildren, Riannah and Royce.
Richard attended college at San Jose State University. His professional life included cabinetry, carpentry, flooring, general contractor, business owner, and rancher in Cottonwood, California. During his career he built home in Alaska and Northern California prior to building Mt. Wilson Guest Ranch in Pioche, Nevada where he operated a restaurant and hotel. The restaurant was so successful and was featured in Nevada magazine. After selling Mt. Wilson he owned a shop in Pioche, Nevada and continued home building and commerciaI building such as casinos, churches and schools. He was active in investing in real estate and flipping houses. Rich was one of the first building inspectors in LincoIn County and continued in both Pioche and Caliente before his retirement. Richard was passionate and meticulous at every aspect of his professional life.
Richard’s interests include big game hunting all over the United States. Rich was a state champion wrestler in high school and he continued his love of aII sports all of his life. He was an avid 49er fan. He loved the outdoors, wood carving, family, friends, horses, fishing, antiquing, making jerky and olives and his grandchildren.
Richard was a people person and was never at a loss for words. He loved sharing his experiences and stories with anyone that would listen. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed pulling pranks on friends. He will be sorely by his family and friends.
The family would like to thank Comfort Hospice Care for their kind and loving support.
In order to honor the life of the funny and vibrant Richard Alfano, A Celebration of life service will be held on March 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Southern Nevada Mortuary, located at 730 Front Street, Caliente, Nevada. Following the service, friends and family are invited to gather to share stories and memories of Rich at a catered and cash bar at The Overland Hotel at 3 p.m. in Pioche.
It has come to the attention of the Lincoln County Record that the correct spelling of Marla Louis Brumley Gretka is Marla Louise Brumley Gretka