Albert Rugani

Born: 03/17/1931 Passed:

Albert Rugani

Albert Rugani, 88, of Massillon passed away June 29, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 17, 1931 to the late America and Gena Rugani.

He was a retiree of LTV Steel and also from the Park Department in Massillon.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army and continued to volunteer for several organizations until his passing. He enjoyed his casino trips and was especially proud of his Italian heritage.

Albert is survived by his daughter Lana (Lonnie) Freeman, grandchildren Todd Burns and Lori McAfee, great grandchildren Briana, Jalen, and Justin McAfee and Kyle and Ashley Burns, sister Norma Shaw, brother-in-law Bob Serafini, sister-in-law Barbara Rugani, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Fern Rugani, sister Deloris Serafini, and brothers Raymond and Richard Rugani.

A going home celebration will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 10 AM at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman with services and full military honors.

In lieu of flowers Albert asked that a donation be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family at

Heritage Cremation Society




3 Tributes to Albert Rugani

  1. Mary Jane Welker says:

    Our sympathy, love & Prayers to Albert’s family. Albert was the most kind, loving, sweet & generous man. Am proud to say he is my cousin and we lived side by side growing up. RIP Al.

  2. Kim Dillard says:

    To the family of Albert, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. It is truly a blessing to live a long life of 88 years. God blessed Albert with special mightiness, confirmed by Psalm 90:10 which says, “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong.”That is a long life but not compared to future blessings of everlasting life! By means of God’s Kingdom, he promises to restore the dead back to perfect life and humans will live forever, in the near future (John 5:28; Plsalm 37:29).

  3. Mike Rugani says:

    Uncle Albert was one of the nicest people I have ever met and I loved him very much. He always had a smile and a very easy manner. He had the “good” Italian genes, never a hot temper, just quite, warm and gentlemanly. I’ll miss his stories of old Waynesburg and his days in the Army, he always made me laugh. He was a credit to the first born American generation of Italian-Americans and helped paved the way for the current generations to live a great American life. He worked hard, protected his country, raised a family and did it with grace and dignity. Well done Uncle Albert, RIP.

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