Harry A. Dignazio

26 juillet 194416 février 2021

Early on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Harry Dignazio, loving husband, dad to four daughters, grandpap to three granddaughters and a grandson on the way, passed away peacefully with family at his side at the age of 76.

Harry was born on July 26, 1944 and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended school at St. Joseph Parish in Mount Oliver. Harry started his career as a draftsman at McKee Stewart Equipment Company in Pleasant Hills, PA. He continued his profession in 1972 with Hussmann Refrigeration of Bridgeton, Missouri, where he was a dedicated employee for over 30 years, working in Pittsburgh then Chicago then St. Louis. In 2005, he joined RPI Industries of Medford, New Jersey, as National Sales Manager. In 2016, Harry retired and relocated from Chesterfield, Missouri, to Naples, Florida.

Each morning, Harry woke thinking about the highlight of his day, which was usually family dinner or his nightly Dewar's and club soda. A gracious host, talented chef and loyal patron, Harry enjoyed nothing more than filling his table with culinary creations and loved ones. He valued his friendships, and his friends valued being part of his circle. Harry treasured his pets and respected all living beings, leading many a vulnerable insect to safety. He never knew a stranger. Harry was an enthusiastic supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers, motorsports and he was passionate and knowledgeable about music of diverse genres.

Harry was proceeded in death by his mother, Genevieve, and beloved pets Happy, Lucy and Lily. He is survived by his wife Judy (née Kozlowski); his four children Lisa (Bryan) Humphreys, Jillian (Todd) Huetinck, Cory (Greg) Dambach and Elle Dignazio; his grandchildren Natalie and Rebecca Pine and Bryn Humphreys; his father John; his brothers Frank and John; sister Carol Kontul; and his cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will take place on Friday, February 26th from 1:00pm-2:00pm with a Funeral Service to begin at 2:00pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens (525 111th Ave. N. Naples, FL 34108).

The service may be viewed at servicewebcast.com. The service password is Harry0226. The virtual room will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled service start time. Please note that the start of the live webcast will begin when the actual service begins.


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Harry A. Dignazio


Donnie Snardon

26 février , 2021

Sending prayers,and condolences to you ,and your family.

Gary Price

26 février , 2021

Harry and I spent many an evening discussing our daily events over a couple of Dewer’s and soda. The next drink was always served in the same glass. I will miss my friend and my prayers and sincere condolences go out to Judy and as he called them “his girls”.

Henk Huetink

26 février , 2021

I will cherish the memory if sharing Jill and Todd's wedding weekend with Harry. He created warm memories for so many.

PJ Gavin

26 février , 2021

One of the best !!
Met Harry 33 years ago when my company represented Hussmann food service division.
Was so impressed with this man that , my partner ( Pete Palko) and I wanted to hire him to be our National Sales Manager at RPI Industries.
That journey started in 2005 and continued until 2016 when Harry retired.
Harry and I formed a very strong friendship and bond that was truly unique .
He made a remarkable difference to the success and growth of my company.
But more importantly, he was my dear friend.
And that friendship will remain with me .- forever .
To my wingman—

Ken Gibson

25 février , 2021

Wow! What sad news I learned a few minutes ago. Harry was a mentor of mine while I worked at Hussmann and then later on when he worked at RPI. He taught me so much. He had a love of serving others and passed that love onto me. He emphasized working hard, but not to forget to enjoy our life at the end-of-the-day. His sense of humor and laugh were contagious. He will be missed, but never forgotten! My deepest condolences to Judy and his family. Rest in peace old friend... Ken Gibson, Atlanta, GA

Aaron Harrington

24 février , 2021

I first met Harry in the 1990’s and for the better part of the next 30 years we worked with each other in some form or fashion to serve our customers in Food Retail. He had an enormous personality and an even bigger passion for the business and more importantly the people and the customers.
He taught me a lot in those years. There was always a trinket of knowledge that he would leave with you in meetings and conversations that could be called on for future use. He taught me it was ok to have fun while you served our customers and industry and he always emphasized that “we are going to win, have fun, and we are going to eat well”

He was a mentor and friend to many; he will be missed. RIP my friend

Rob Rademacher

20 février , 2021

I met Harry through the FS Industry when Harry joined RPI and hired our Rep Group. Over time Harry and I developed a very meaningful personal friendship that was much more than just work. Harry was a great person; honorable, ethical in business and really enjoyable to be with personally and socially. My sincerest thoughts and prayers for Judy and Harry's daughters.

Norman Nieder

18 février , 2021

Cousin Harry and I share a lot of memories. His mom and my dad were sister and brother. We both lived in St. Louis and both were avid Steeler fans. Both were born in the Purgh. Harry was a true gentleman and father. Most recently we jointly explored our family tree, going back to Alsace Lorraine, Germany BEFORE Columbus discovered America. They were miller’s for the surrounding farmers.
We shared career stories. He made the coolers that held our Bud Beer. We had a lot in common. We will miss you dear cousin.
Norm Nieder

J. Larry Vowell

18 février , 2021

Harry and I met over 40 years ago at Hussmann's Pittsburgh branch and were friends from then on. He was as dedicated to Hussmann as much as he was to the Steelers and that is saying a lot.
At one of our dinners in Pittsburgh he introduced me to who was later to be his wife, Judy. Harry was an excellent cook himself and Judy became his waitress for life.
We went our separate ways in the early 90's but got together again when he and Judy relocated to Florida.
A lot of positive pleasant memories with Harry that I will never forget. He was a good friend and will be missed by all who got to know him.
May he rest in peace with sincerest condolences to Judy and family.
J. Larry Vowell