Richard Scarponi Obituary (2021) – Greensboro, NC

Stiefel, Richard Daniel

November 14, 1947 – November 30, 2021

Beloved husband and father Richard Daniel Scarponi passed away on November 30, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel, 5926 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro . NC 27410. Friends will visit the family after the service.

Rich was born on November 14, 1947 in Somerville, New Jersey, to the late Daniel Richard Scarponi and Margaret Velcheck Scarponi. He joined the Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. In 1967, Rich began his career as a postman in Costa Mesa, California, where he worked for 6 months before moving to Somerville, New Jersey. After marrying and adopting two children from Seoul, Korea, he then moved to Greensboro, NC, where he continued his career in the Post until he retired in 2001. He was a member of IHM, was a 3rd degree in the Knights of Columbus, and was a member of NARFE. He was also a volunteer with the Somerville Rescue Squad and the Greensboro Red Cross.

Rich married the love of his life, Arlene Snyder, and they enjoyed 45 years of marriage together. He was a loving husband and devoted father to two Korean adopted children. He has always been very involved in the lives of his two children and has been very active in their sporting events. He loved soccer, sprint car racing, and NASCAR. He loved to fish, especially when he and his son went “cat fishing” at night.

Those he will remember include his loving wife, Arlene Snyder Scarponi, children Rebecca Scarponi (friend Larry Travis), and son Douglas Scarponi, and his wife Shannon, a brother, David Scarponi of San Clemente, California, and his four -legged best friend, Roxy.

For those who would like to make a charitable donation in memory of Richard, the family suggests a gift to the Mental Health Associates of the Triad, 910 Mill Avenue, High Point, NC 27260.

Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel serves the family, and condolences are available online at

Published by Greensboro News & Record on December 4, 2021.

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