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Donald "Don" Francis Ruggiero
August 23, 1947 - May 20, 2019
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DONALD “DON” F. RUGGIERO Age 71, of Put in Bay, formerly of Damascus, died May 20, 2019 at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. Born August 23, 1947 in Youngstown, he lived in the area until his passion for sailing took him up South Bass Island. He was an avid sailor, spending hours on “Caddy…

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Jill Harrell left a message on June 29, 2019:
Judy and family, our heartfelt sympathy to you. Wish we could be there to give you a hug. Know we love you and are with you in spirit. We will hold on to our good memories of Donny. Love from your Uncle Glenn and cousin Jill
Margaret Radek left a message on June 23, 2019:
Rest In Peace, Uncle Donnie. You will be so very missed. Thank you for welcoming us to the family gatherings at yours and Aunt Judy’s beloved island home. We will never forget “Don’t Give Up the Ship!!”
Margaret Radek left a message on June 23, 2019:
In memory of Donald "Don" Francis Ruggiero, Margaret Radek lit a candle
James E. Ruggiero, Sr. left a message on June 10, 2019:
Dear Judy, Although I will never be able to fully comprehend the loss of Don your Husband of 50 years and my Brother for nearly 72 years, it's comforting to know Don will rest forever in the Bay you both loved so much. Although Don and I were separated for many years by distance, but never in our hearts. I prefer to remember the good Island times. The dinners at Island restaurants, music at the local bars and especially the sailing trips where I was assigned the V- berth to sleep. When anchored, and the hatch above my head was opened, allowing the breeze to flow thru the boat, resulting in the best sleep I have experienced before or since. I wish you fair winds Brother in what your friends called your " Blow Boat " as opposed to their " Stink Boats " You left us far too soon, but you will never be forgotten. I love you Brother. Jim, Dallas, Tx.
Carol Goings left a message on May 31, 2019:
Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you at this time of great sadness. May the God who supplies endurance and comfort sustain you and your family. My prayers are with you and your family.
kathy Kennedy left a message on May 27, 2019:
Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May he RIP.Don went all the way through grade school and GHS with me. He was always such a nice person.
Sue and Steve Prahst left a message on May 26, 2019:
Dear Judy, We mourn Don's passing with you. He will forever be in our memories as he would be cutting his lawn, tidying up the yard, throwing the balls for the pups, and of course seeing him at the grocery store in his white butcher coat and knee high white tube socks. We will miss him and know that he is sorounded now by all your Goldens who you both loved so much and he's sailing away. We're here for you. Love, Sue and Steve (your PIB neighbors)
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