Richard J. “Rick” Ranalli

Born: 06/19/1933 Passed:

Richard J. “Rick” Ranalli age 87, of North Canton, passed away on Monday, November 23rd at his home, surrounded by his wife and all five of his children. Rick was born on June 19, 1933, a few minutes after his identical twin Robert, and was the 7th of 8 boys born to the late John and Elizabeth (DePasquale) Ranalli. Rick graduated from St. Anthony grade school and Central Catholic High School before attending The Ohio State University. He worked as a salesman and sales manager for ComCast and ComDoc before retiring with Citizens bank. Rick was an active member in the Canton community as a sixty-year member of St. Joseph’s Church, a volunteer with the United Way, serving once as a campaign co-chair, the Canton Ex Newsboys, the Unique Club and the American Red Cross as a blood donor.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by five of his brothers, Pete, Al, John, Frank and Robert.

Rick is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jacquelin “Jackie” (Burnbrier); five children, Rick (Judy Cloy), Roger (Ellen Wagner), Lisa (Mark) Cramer, Craig (Lisa Ann Roessner), Karla (Bob) Powrie; 10 grandchildren, Mandi, Ricky, Emilia, Andrew, and Adam Ranalli, James, Heather and Nathan Miklandric and Maria and Luke Powrie; his brothers, Tony and Gary Ranalli; sisters-in-law, Sue (Allison) Ranalli, Millie (Ballog) Ranalli, and Sharon (Goodnight) Burnbrier; along with many nieces and nephews, and countless friends in Ft. Myers Fl.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday November 27, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2427 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton, OH 44708.

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15 Tributes to Richard J. “Rick” Ranalli

  1. Pete Tighe says:

    Roger, I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I have fond memories of meeting him and your mother while we were in school and later being with them and your sibs both in Cincinnati and Canton. My heart goes out to all of you as you morn his passing. – Pete

    • Debra & Lee Paull says:

      Rick and Family; Debra and I send you our deepest condolences during this most difficult time. We have such a fond memory of your Beloved Dad and our time at the Ranalli Family Camp on the Banks of the Ohio River way, way back during our KSU Days. Our Love to You and Your Family.

    • Donna Wissuchek Brancifort says:

      So sorry to read this news. I remember your father from our days at CCHS. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.

      • Gary and JoAnn Smith says:

        Gary and I just found out about the loss of your father and mother. We were blessed to be their neighbors for many years and they were truly missed when they left the neighborhood. Praying over your family for peace and comfort.

      • Roger Ranalli says:

        Thank you for you kind remarks and thoughtfulness

    • BPCA Community says:

      Ranalli family, Belden Park Condo neighbors and friends will surely miss Rich.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you, Pete.

  2. Cindy Hintz Archer says:

    Too many fun memories to post here but I loved when our family visited yours and vice versa. Uncle Rich was my Confirmation sponsor and a very special friend with my dad, Ed Hintz. My heart breaks for all of you and I’m sending lots of hugs and prayers your way.

    • Lizbeth Radwany RN says:

      My deepest sympathies regarding the passing of your Father. Enjoyed talking with him with my homecare visits. What a wonderful life celebrated. God Bless you ????❤ and yours always

  3. John Marchi says:

    My deepest condolences to all of the family.
    You are in our prayers.

  4. Sheila Brennan Ciccarone says:

    Dear Roger,Lisa, Craig, Karla and family,
    My heart is broken over your loss. Such fond memories I have that include your family. Virginia Beach vacation, the American Italian club dinners to name a few. Your Mother and Father were wonderful people. Your dad was like a brother to our dad. I would often see your dad at mass and really enjoyed speaking with him. He called me “Sheila,honey” and warmed my heart. I pray that your memories,and I’m sure there are many, will sustain you during this difficult time. You are in my prayers. God bless you

  5. Michelle Diano says:

    I can still remember Richard pushing me on a rubber tire swing in my backyard in Madison Street. His mother Lizzie was my God Mother. You all have my deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

    Marlene Diano

  6. Jamie DeMeo says:

    Roger, Lisa, Craig, Karla, my heart goes out to you for your extreme loss.
    With much love.

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