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Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

20820 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH

OBITUARY

David Thomas DiRuggiero

October 19, 1970January 22, 2020
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David T. DiRuggiero, age 49, was called home to heaven on Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 8:19p.m. Loving Father of Eden (Scott Brown); Son of Louise (nee Petrow) and the late Frank; Brother of Frank (Kristy), Steve, Chris, and Phillip; Uncle of many. Dave enjoyed being outside especially while fishing and hunting. He found joy in the simple things, as long as he was with his family and friends with a glass of red and a good meal, he was at his most content. Since 2008 he worked at the Service Department for The City of Westlake. Here he made many friends that he considered like a second family. Many would call Dave their best friend and a father figure because of how selfless he was. He will forever be loved and missed. Calling hours will be held at Corrigan Craciun Monday the 27th from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 28, at 10am at St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Rd. Interment Private. Friends may call at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd. 440-331-0500

  • FAMILY

  • Loving father of Eden (Scott Brown) DiRuggiero, Daughter
  • Frank, Steve, Chris and Phillip DiRuggiero, Brothers
  • Louise (nee Petrow) and the late Frank DiRuggiero, Parents
  • Walker, Pet cat

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Memories

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Eden DiRuggiero

January 29, 2020

There isn't enough time or words to describe my Dad and how much he meant to me and everyone else. I wrote something but it surpassed the 2000 word limit.

Dad, I will love and miss you forever. In this life I hope you guide me down the right path and when my time comes I hope you meet me at the pearly gates with a big hug and a pizza pie.

Eden DiRuggiero

January 29, 2020

There isn't enough time or words to describe my Dad and how much he meant to me and everyone else. I wrote something but it surpassed the 2000 word limit.

Dad, I will love and miss you forever. In this life I hope you guide me down the right path and when my time comes I hope you meet me at the pearly gates with a big hug and a pizza pie.

Lori Mago

January 28, 2020

We said goodbye to you today and it still feels like a bad dream. You were such a big part of our everyday lives. Always there through the good, the bad and everything in between. You were a brother to me, a best friend to my husband and the most involved uncle a little girl could ever ask for. The hole in our family is as big as the hole in our hearts. As we've gone through the motions of the last week I've seen what you've meant to so many other people and I am certain I've never known anyone so selfless. While many of us spend our time posting and following you spent your time really being present in other people's lives. We are all better people because of it. You never missed an opportunity to thank us for anything and everything and I hope you know how much we loved and appreciated you back. We will miss you every day.

JEAN JDIRUGGIERO

January 28, 2020

HEAVEN HAS ANOTHER ANGEL GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS GOD BLESS HIM I REMEMBER MY DAUGHTER'S MARIA ANBWTTE BABTSAT WHEN THE BOYS WERE LITTLE AND UNCLE TONY ME AND THE GIRLS HAD MANY GOOD MEMORIES LIVE AUNT JEAN

Becki Locke

January 28, 2020

I met Dave back in the early 90's while I was a Senior High School. We married and he gave me 2 beautiful daughters that I hold dear to my heart. I will never forget all the late night outing's we shared to numerous restaurants, The spaghetti warehouse where he introduced me to a red wine called"Lambrusco", and Panini's where I ate my first giant sandwich. He did the world's best impression of"Boss Hog" from The Dukes of Hazzard, and had me laughing for days. I know you will be here with us in spirit, everyday, watching over everyone. You are a true light that will always shine in the hearts of many. Forever in my/our hearts.

David, Janet and Scott Sanderson

January 27, 2020

We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Dave. We have memories of Dave coming over to our former neighbors' (and good friends') Scott & Lori Mago's, home. He seemed a gentle giant. Never an angry word. Always friendly. Dave was an excellent father to Eden; it was so apparent. He seemed to want to do the very best for her. Dear Eden, your father will be watching and guiding you from Heaven. He will never leave your side. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

The Sandersons

Natalie Calabrese

January 27, 2020

Eden and I met through her aunt Lori and uncle Scott, who lived on my street growing up. Scott and Lori told my parents about their niece, how we were the same age and that Eden spent a lot of time at their house. From the time Eden and I met, we were instant friends. We did everything together for quite some time, and our families intertwined from then on. I remember Dave always being protective over everything we did, including bike rides, mall trips, whatever it may of been - he was so worried about our safety. Eden was the light of his life, and I remember just how hard working he always was, doing anything to provide her with the best life possible. I will never forget all of the Sunday football days at Scott and Lori's eating Papa John's with Dave and Eden - if we were lucky, my dad made enough sauce for me to bring over and share with everyone else. Some of my favorite childhood memories include the four of them and the way they embraced me into their close-knit family, taking me on trips and inviting me in for dinner any chance they could. Dave will be sorely missed by every body who was lucky enough to know him. My heart is with his family in this time. Prayers, love and peace.

Linda Abelet

January 27, 2020

David was my nephew by marriage, I loved him like a real family,he was a kind and loving man a wonderful father and hard worker he will be missed Rest In Peace David,love aunt Linda

Debra Colon

January 27, 2020

We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of your son and brother. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many and will help you get through this difficult time. I ask for God's blessings on you and your family 🙏. May you find peace and comfort knowing his life was well lived and he was loved by all . God bless you and your family.

Dale Locke

January 26, 2020

In 1993, Dave became my son in law, but through the years he became the son I never had. I called him "Son" and he called me "Pop". We were as close as a "father and son" could be in every way. Dave will never be replaced in my heart. I will love him and miss him as long as I am on this earth.

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