Mr. Ralph Christopher RUSCETTA

July 25, 1941November 4, 2019

Chief Master Sergeant (R) Ralph C. Ruscetta “Papa,” 78, of Tampa, FL passed away November 4. Born in Newport, RI to the late Angelo and Marie Ruscetta, CMSgt Ruscetta enlisted in the Air Force in 1959 and retired after 22 years. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Martha Ruscetta (Estrada); his children Col. Louis J. Ruscetta (Abby) and Barbara E. Dorsey (Sam); his three grandchildren, Christopher and Justin Ruscetta and Riley Dorsey; and his brothers Mario and Charles Ruscetta. Services will be held at Incarnation Saturday at 10:30 am; in lieu of flowers please send donations to Morning Star School, Tampa.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Mr. Ralph Christopher RUSCETTA

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Vanessa Risch

November 11, 2019

I miss you uncle Ralph. You will always be in my heart. I will always have the comforting memory of when I would visit your house and you would show me your amazing Coca-Cola collection. You would show me the neatest things and tell me such funny stories and jokes. My memories always start and end with a smile. Happy Veterans Day to the number one veteran I knew. I love you, Godfather.

Doug Keppel

November 9, 2019

Thank you, Ralph, for being a part of our lives.

Fr ed Gilbert

November 8, 2019

Always remember going to Ralph's house with Sergio and consuming a cold beer and Ralph would always say,"One more for the road"!May you Rest In Peace,Chief. You will be truly missed!

Mayra Risch

November 7, 2019

Ralph will be missed by all his family & friends. He was a good & kind man. He always welcomed you to his home with great hospitality. I remember how much he loved playing dominos & drinking beer with my father. He made the best spaghetti sauce ever! How he loved to show off his Coke collection. He was a good husband & father. Rest in piece Ralph.