August A. Ricciardi., 73, a lifelong resident of Olyphant, died on Tuesday at Community Medical Center, Scranton. His wife is the former Anna Mae Fedorchak. They celebrated their 52nd anniversary on August 8th.Born in Olyphant, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Margaret Ricciardi. He graduated from Olyphant High School in 1950 and was employed and retired from the garment industry.He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in Germany with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 1st Battalion, 109th Mechanized Infantry Regiment.He retired as First Sgt. of their Headquarters Company with 37 years of service. He was a member of VFW Shopa-Davey Post 6082, Peckville.A lifetime member of St. Patrick’s Church, Olyphant, he was a former greeter and a member of the Holy Name Society and their bowling league. He was a former member of the Bishop O’Hara Fathers Club.A devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, his special pride and joy was his granddaughter, Sammea, who he fondly referred to as “sweetheart.”He is survived by two sons and a daughter- in-law: Rev. August A. Ricciardi, Jr., pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Matamoras and Sam and Lesa, of Throop; 1 granddaughter, Sammea of Throop; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Molly Ricciardi of Olyphant; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law: Tiny Ilacqua of Syracuse, NY and Elizabeth and Robert Pettinatto of Scranton. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM on Friday from the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Garfield Avenue, Olyphant. Mass will be at 11AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Delaware St., Olyphant. His son, Rev. August A. Ricciardi, Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka, St Patrick’s Church, Rev. Richard Loch, Episcopal Vicar and Deacon Carmine Mendicino will concelebrate. Burial will take place in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8PM at the funeral home. Christian wake services will be held during this time.