Ralph L. Ricciardi


Ralph L. Ricciardi, 86, of Masury, Ohio, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday morning, April 19, 2019, at home.
Mr. Ricciardi was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Sharon, a son of the late Ralph L. Ricciardi Sr. and Mary Jane (Pepe) Ricciardi. Ralph attended the former
Sacred Heart Parochial Grade School and later graduated from Sharon High School in 1950.
Following graduation, he was employed by the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
A proud veteran, Ralph served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Following his honorable discharge and return home, Ralph married the former June Augustine. Together they have shared 60 years of marriage. She survives at home.
Ralph retired in 1989 from the United States Postal Service, Sharon.
A devout Catholic, he was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Hubbard, Ohio, where he volunteered and worked alongside his wife for many years. He was previously a member of the former St. Bernadette's Church, Masury, as well as the Church of the Sacred Heart and the Knights of Columbus, Council 684, both of Sharon.
An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Ralph loved hunting and fishing. He served as the president of Western Reserve Fish and Game Association, and was honored by the Evergreen Environmental Club for his integral role in the foundation of local recycling programs. Ralph was a proud graduate of Ohio State University's Master Gardener Program.
Above all else, Ralph was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His greatest joy in life came from spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by a daughter, Joan (Rick) Humphrey, Brookfield, Ohio; two sons, Joel (Cindy) Ricciardi, Hubbard, Ohio, and Charles Ricciardi, Warren, Ohio; a brother, Deacon John Ricciardi, Port Orchard, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Olga Ricciardi, Virginia; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by a son, Mark
Ricciardi; a great granddaughter, Emma Rose; brothers Michael, Donald, and Joseph Ricciardi; sisters-in-law Judy and Bernice Ricciardi; a stepmother, Mary Ricciardi; and a stepsister, Rose Jazwinski.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Patrick's Church, 367 N. Main St., Hubbard, OH 44425.

Ralph L., 86, of Masury, Ohio.
Calling hours: From 10 a.m. until the time of mass Saturday (6-22-19) in St. Patrick's Church, Hubbard, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Memorial mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (6-22-19) in the church, with the Rev. Michael A.
Swierz, pastor, as celebrant.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on April 23, 2019
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8 posts

Cindy Wetzel
Apr 29, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.
Brian Songer
Apr 27, 2019
My deepest sympathy. What a great man. Nothing but great memories as Joel and I were growing up. May internal rest Grant unto him O Lord
Brian Songer
Apr 27, 2019
My deepest sympathies. Nothing but great memories of your dad when Joel and I were growing up. Was a great man. May Eternal rest upon him.
Jim Pasquale
Apr 27, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences. My thought and prayers to the family
Yvonne Kostka
Apr 24, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family. I worked with Ralph at the post office. What a great guy. Will be sadly missed. You are in my prayers. God bless.
Medra Dobbins
Apr 24, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our Prayers go out to the family! Ralph and I use to go deer hunting together. What a joy! Lots of stories and laughter! He has not been able to go hunting for a while, so around Christmas time my wife and I went to their home and shared some deer meat with him! He was so happy to see us! I had a very nice visit with him, while June and my wife chatted! You will be greatly missed by all! May you rest in peace my friend!
Apr 24, 2019
Janie Besser
Apr 23, 2019
So sorry for your loss Joan and family...your dad went to school with my mom and they were friends. Glad I got to meet him a few years ago truly a great guy! Praying you find comfort during your time of grief...💜