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Ronald J. Ruggeri
  • March 19, 1945
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  • October 09, 2018

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In loving memory of Ronald J. Ruggeri

March 19, 1945 – October 9, 2018

 

Ronald J. “Ron” Ruggeri, 73 of Eustis, Florida, formerly of Greensburg, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on October 9, 2018. He was born March 19, 1945 in Lusesco, PA. to the late Ernest and Alma (Comba) Ruggeri.

 

Ron is preceded in death by his parents Alma (Comba) and Ernest Ruggeri. He is survived by his wife Cheryl (Fultz) Ruggeri, sons Keith Ruggeri of Lower Burrell, PA and Todd Ruggeri of Eustis, FL, daughter Caitlin Ruggeri of Denver, CO, sister Martha Lape of Connecticut, four grandchildren, Bailey, Brandon, Raquel and Sophia, and three great grandchildren, Karson, Jade and Charlie.

 

Ron graduated from Slippery Rock University, he then went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was a teacher, guidance counselor, swim coach, and a WPIAL track and field official in the Kiski, PA area until his retirement in 2003.

 

Ron was an avid golfer, he loved bowling with his league, and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Road King. He had charisma and charm and touched the lives of so many people he met in his path of life.

 

A private ceremony will be planned at a later date. In Lieu of flowers or donations we ask you take a moment to hug your loved ones. Time waits for no one so enjoy the ride!

 

Family and friends are encouraged to post on his tribute wall by sharing your loving thoughts, fond memories and funny stories of Ron.


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  1. 19 Mar 2021
    Todd Ruggeri says:
    Happy birthday Dad!! Miss and love you!

  2. 19 Mar 2021
    Todd Ruggeri lit a candle:
    Lit since March 19, 2021 at 3:04:08 PM

  3. 04 Sep 2020
    Mike Morea says:
    me. ruggeri was my swim coach at Kiski for at least four years ( I started practicing with the varsity team as a seventh grader) and heard so many of his isms that I could write a book. He was an excellent coach and an even better person. A true mentor and certainly molded many youths. I wish I could have talked to him again before his passing, as I would visit him at times when I returned to the Vandergrift area.
    My deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to the family. He was a superb man.

  4. 11 May 2019
    Todd and Mary says:
    Dad,
    We are sitting here at Maggie’s talking about you. We miss you so much and wish you were here with us now! You should get the bill, I know you ran to the men’s room to avoid it...... ha
    Love you always and miss you terribly

  5. 13 Nov 2018
    Todd Ruggeri says:
    Just thinking about my Dad, I have a lot of great memories and I laugh when I think of the things we did while he was with me here in Florida. I miss you Dad!!! I Love you!

  6. 13 Nov 2018
    Todd Ruggeri lit a candle:
    Lit since November 13, 2018 at 11:28:38 PM

  7. 08 Nov 2018
    Todd Ruggeri lit a candle:
    Lit since November 8, 2018 at 11:54:47 PM

  8. 08 Nov 2018
    Todd Ruggeri says:
    That was an awesome ride up the Summit! I had my V-Rod then. Seems like so long ago.

  9. 07 Nov 2018
    Keith posted an image:
    Great riding day with Dad and Todd.   Stopped at the summit for a burger and beer.
    Great riding day with Dad and Todd. Stopped at the summit for a burger and beer.

  10. 07 Nov 2018
    Keith posted an image:
    Ruggeri Boys
    Ruggeri Boys

  11. 07 Nov 2018
    John Hostoffer lit a candle:
    Lit since November 7, 2018 at 11:52:56 AM

  12. 06 Nov 2018
    John Hostoffer says:
    I loved your dad the times I spent with him were hilarious. We spent a lot time bowling together..I made him spend money everytime I bought a new bowling ball he would buy one too. He called me Johnny Rotten because I am. Rest in Peace I am gonna cherish that picture of him on his motorcycle and keep it forever

  13. 06 Nov 2018
    Mary Ruggeri posted an image:


  14. 06 Nov 2018
    Mary Ruggeri posted an image:
    Dad and his Road King
    Dad and his Road King

  15. 06 Nov 2018
    Mary Ruggeri lit a candle:
    Lit since November 6, 2018 at 11:43:13 PM

  16. 06 Nov 2018
    Mary Ruggeri posted an image:
    Dad and his Road King
    Dad and his Road King

  17. 06 Nov 2018
    Todd Ruggeri lit a candle:
    Lit since November 6, 2018 at 11:34:47 PM

  18. 06 Nov 2018
    Todd Ruggeri says:
    My dad had a few funny sayings… or at least he thought so. Here is the list:

    “No one wants to get older, no one wants to die but you have to do one of the two”
    “This ain’t no dry run…..”
    “The stupid people make me feel so much better about myself…. They just don’t know it yet”
    “God takes care of babies and fools.”
    “Your village called they are looking for their Idiot!!”
    “Hey ass clown, yea you!”
    “My mamma might have raised a bad boy but she didn’t raise a fool”
    “Don’t eat French fries in my Cadillac, seriously don’t.”
    “Rolling a perfect game in bowling is always interrupted by this damn 15lb ball”
    “I’m old, that’s why I eat food off the grocery store shelf….go back and pay the Lady kid!”

    My dad used to do really funny stuff and didn’t even get it… his best trick was to come over to my house during the day to let my dogs out and call me in a panic, not that there was an issue with my dogs but to let me know that he drank my beer in my mini fridge and call it “critical mass” that he was down to 4 beers and I needed to stop on the way home to refill the fridge….. I used to tell him, Dad you are 2 minutes to Publix get some and stock it, he said ….. but then I would have to pay. What a joker. I loved my Dad so much and he was my best friend. If Ron touched your life nearly as much as he did mine please feel free to leave a post and share a funny story about this man.

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