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In memoriam: Rich Bertolucci, associate sports information director

Rich Bertolucci

Rich Bertolucci, associate sports information director for UCLA Athletics, died on July 28, surrounded by his family in Westchester, California, following a long battle with cancer. He was 56.

On UCLA Athletics' sports information staff for 34 years, Bertolucci was hired as assistant sports information director in July, 1981, immediately following his graduation from Santa Clara University, where he earned a B.A. in English.

Bertolucci served as the media contact for a number of Bruin teams throughout his long career, most notably men's volleyball and men's and women's golf. He was also the managing editor of the UCLA football and men's basketball game programs, as well as Bruin Blue, UCLA Athletics' official newspaper.

He is survived by Mary Ann, his wife of 25 years; his daughter, Juliet; his parents, Frank and Joy; his sister, Linda; his brother, Dave; 14 brothers- and sisters-in-law; and 25 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 10750 Ohio Avenue, Los Angeles, 90024.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Bertolucci’s name to the Wooden Athletic Fund through UCLA Athletics; the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Research Foundation; the Paulist Fathers (c/o St. Paul the Apostle Church); or a favorite charity or organization.

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