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Richard D. Ruggiero, 54, of Carbondale, died suddenly Monday morning, September 9th at home. His wife is the former Doreen Wengrin.
Born in Carbondale, son of Richard and Mary Ruddy Ruggiero, Carbondale, he was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church. He was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School, Class of 1982. Richard was a veteran of the US Army and a member of the American Legion Post 221, Carbondale. Prior to his illness, he was employed as an engineer for the Norfolk-Southern Railroad, formerly the Delaware & Hudson Branch of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Richard was an avid outdoorsman who greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. He was an extremely generous person who would go out of his way to help anyone.
Also surviving are a brother: Attorney Frank Ruggiero and wife Megan, Newton Lake; his godson: Ryan Ruggiero; a step son: Tom Deacher, Mayfield and his large extended family of in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The funeral will be Thursday, September 12th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. All those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4 to 7 pm at the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 221, 13 Hospital Street, Carbondale, PA 18407 or the VFW Post 4712, 500 Main Street, Simpson, PA 18407.
VFW Post 4712
500 Main Street, Simpson PA 18407
American Legion Post 221
13 Hospital Street, Carbondale PA 18407