Richard J. “Rick” Ranalli Jr.

Born: 03/22/1955 Passed:

Richard J. “Rick” Ranalli Jr. a native son of Canton and resident of Lexington, SC., unexpectedly passed away on Friday, December 18th in the ICU at Mercy hospital due to complications from Covid-19. He was 65. Rick was born on March 22nd, 1955 and was the oldest of five children born to Richard J. and Jackie (Burnbrier) Ranalli, Sr. Rick graduated from St. Joseph grade school and Central Catholic High School before graduating from Kent State University with a degree in Business. He followed his father’s footsteps in sales and had a successful career with Grefco, Puritan Bennet and Mallinckrodt/Tyco.

Rick will be remembered, loved, and missed for his love and commitment to family, his generosity to friends, his daily hikes with his furry friend, Jackson, the great outdoors, the next adventure, his life on the water at Lake Murray in SC and to the call of the road with its next adventure. He was unwavering in his resolve; and will be missed for his mischievous grin and passionate personality.

Rick is survived by his wife, Judy Cloy; his two children, Mandi (Charles) Strickland of Raleigh, NC and Rick (Nick) in Charleston, SC; his stepson, Chase (Jennifer) Eaddy; siblings, Roger, Lisa (Mark) Cramer, Craig (Lisa Ann), Karla (Bob) Powrie; step-grandsons, many nephews, nieces, and cousins in the following families: Ranalli, Burnbrier, Romigh, Miklandric, Depasquale, Powrie, Mator, and Cloy.

Less than a month prior to his passing, Rick was preceded in death by both his mom and dad. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com

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11 Tributes to Richard J. “Rick” Ranalli Jr.

  1. Kristia Kabana Gonzales says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I went to school with Rick at St. Joe’s he was a nice guy always smiling. I’m sorry for your loss.

    • Jacquie and Nick Buch says:

      Mandi and family,
      My heart goes out to you and your family losing your father and both grandparents within such a short time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Mandi I will always remember you as part of that wonderful group of students I had during my final year of teaching and I shall never forget that delicious spaghetti dinner your Mom sent home with me on my final day of teaching. It was so appreciated!
      With loving sympathy, Jacquie Buch ( your 3rd grade teacher)

    • Roger Ranalli says:

      Thank you, Krista. He is missed!

  2. John Marchi says:

    I am deeply saddened by the news about the passing of Rick. God Bless this kind and caring man.

  3. Wes and Janine Mator says:

    Rick was not only my brother in law for 20yrs. but a good friend . We shared many laughs and fun times with our family gatherings. Though we had varying differences on political views, a good martini was always in order and always agreed upon. I enjoyed Ricks company and his hospitality. He always made sure my family felt at home and always,always insured our comfort. I not only loved Rick as a family member but also the entire Ranalli family. Judy, for the short time Dee and I spent with you, we thought very highly of you and pray for all of you to find some comfort in loving such a wonderful man.

  4. Paula Roberts Granucci says:

    Rick was an older brother of Lisa, my friend and classmate and St Joe’s. He was the cool older brother we all wanted. My deepest sorrows go out to Lisa and her siblings as they also lost their parents recently. Much Love to the the Ranallis.

  5. Wes and Janine Mator says:

    Rick was not only my brother in law for 20yrs. but a good friend . We shared many laughs and fun times with our family gatherings. Though we had varying differences on political views, a good martini was always in order and always agreed upon. I enjoyed Ricks company and his hospitality. He always made sure my family felt at home and always,always insured our comfort. I not only loved Rick as a family member but also the entire Ranalli family. Judy, for the short time Dee and I spent with you, we thought very highly of you and pray for all of you to find some comfort in loving such a wonderful man.

  6. Terry Konarska says:

    March 3, 2021 at 6:04pm
    In a phone call today from Judy I just learned of Rick’s passing today.
    I was completely and totally shocked. I spoke to Rick last March, and tried to keep in touch with him , as much as possible. I am from Michigan and met him many years ago in Wyandotte, Michigan. I went on a trip with him to Florida, back in the early 80’s. He always gave me some good advice and that’s one thing I will miss about him. I told Judy I had planned on coming to see him in South Carolina for the past 8 years after he invited me to come down with open arms. I am so sorry I did not get there. I am so sorry to the family and Judy. I have been walking around all day still disbelieving what I heard this morning. I always always enjoyed talking to him. We came from opposite ends on the sports scale, him being a Buckeye and me a Spartan, but he was always respectful of that. He is gone way way too soon and I will think of him long, long after today. R I P my friend, till we meet again.

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