Richard Alan "Ricky" Buccigrosse was born in Riverside, New Jersey., on February 7, 1953. He lived in Beverly, New Jersey for most of his life, where he was a woodworking shop teacher for Florence Township High School. He was an accomplished musician and master carpenter by trade. He custom designed and built furniture and musical instruments and shared his love of the craft by teaching others. He died in 2009 aged 56.
Source: Richard Buccigrosse obituary. Burlington County Times, September 9, 2009.