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Richard Abruzzo
Birth: May 19, 1963
Death: Sep. 29, 2010, Italy

Richard Abruzzo, 47, the son of Ben Abruzzo was a distinguished balloonist. He and Dr. Carol Rymer Davis won the 2004 Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race and the 2003 America's Challenge Gas Race. Mr Abruzzo was part of a prominent family business in New Mexico involved in real estate and a ski lift enterprise. He went missing early on Wednesday morning September 29 during a thunderstorm, five days after taking off from a site near Bristol, England. He and fellow balloonist Carol Rymer Davis were competing in the 54th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race, which has attracted the world's top balloonists since 1906, when their gas balloon suddenly vanished over the Adriatic Sea. Richard and his co-pilot were missing until discovered by a fisherman on December 6th, 2010. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Abruzzo (1930 - 1985)
  Patricia Ann Steen Abruzzo (1932 - 1985)
 
 Sibling:
  Richard Abruzzo (1963 - 2010)
  Mary Pat Abruzzo-Kearney (1965 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: JSummer3
Record added: Oct 04, 2010
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