Richard A. “Beau” Vendetti III, 27, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Erie, Pa. Beau was born to Richard and Susan (Knight) Vendetti on Nov. 1, 1990, in Jacksonville Fla., and grew up in Brunswick, Ga., where he enjoyed swimming, soccer, boating, fishing and all good things of childhood. As an adult, Beau continued to love all things on the water and treasured the times spent at the family cottage on Lake Erie. He attended St Francis Xavier School, Glynn Academy and “Ole Miss,” where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He completed his studies at Valdosta State University. Beau recently attained licensure as a Pennsylvania real estate agent.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dr. M.L. Adams.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Diane M. Adams, Macon Ga.; paternal grandparents, Richard A. and Carolyn Vendetti, of Erie, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Robert and Elaine Knight, of Brunswick, Ga.; three brothers, Robert N. Vendetti, Spencer K. Vendetti and John W. Vendetti, all of Brunswick; and the love of his life, Jessica Graziano, of Erie, Pa. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Denesha Summers, Robin Knight, George Knight (Cindy), Kristie Swift (Parrish), Julie Hoffman (Cory), Samantha Goble (Austin), Anthony Vendetti (Jessica), Pam Novielli, Zoe Adams and Jeff Adams; great-aunts and great-uncles; and many cousins.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Francis Xavier Church, with a reception to follow in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Beau’s memory to St. Francis Xavier School, 1121 Union St., Brunswick, GA 31520.

John Orlando Funeral Home, 2124 Raspberry Street, Erie, Pa., is in charge of the arrangements.

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