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Donald V. Ricciardi of Hermitage passed away under hospice care at his home on Friday (July 28, 2017). He was 87.
Mr. Ricciardi was born March 20, 1930, in Sharon, a son of Ralph and Mary (Pepe) Ricciardi.
He was a 1948 graduate of Sharon High School and served in the Army Air Force from 1948 to 1952.
Don retired in 1992 from Sharon Steel's former Farrell plant where he was employed for 30 years. He previously worked for 10 years at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Don was a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.
Surviving are: a special friend of 25 years, Elaine Maffei, Hermitage; a son, Keith A. Ricciardi and his wife Richell, Hermitage; a daughter, Cheryl E. Harper, Hermitage; four grandchildren, Keith Ricciardi, II and his wife Devon, Tera Ricciardi, Guy Harper and Devin Piccirilli; three great-grandchildren, Dominic Ricciardi, Sophia Ricciardi and Giuliana Grace Ricciardi; two brothers, Ralph Ricciardi and his wife June, Masury, and John Ricciardi and his wife Judy, Port Orchard, Wash.; and a sister-in-law, Olga Ricciardi.
Don was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Mike and Joseph Ricciardi; and a sister, Rose Jazwinski.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Rd., Hermitage, PA 16148 or to the Sharon Regional Hospice Home Care, 1955 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Donald V., 87, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday (8-2-17) in the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral: Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. Wednesday (8-2-17) in the church with the Very Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Hermitage, with military honors rendered by the West Middlesex VFW, Wheatland American Legion and the Farrell VFW Honor Guard.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Inc. 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on July 29, 2017
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