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Giovanni Battista LaRuffa

October 21, 1915 February 5, 2019
Giovanni Battista LaRuffa
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Obituary for Giovanni Battista LaRuffa

Giovanni Battista LaRuffa, 103, of Lower Gwynedd, PA, passed away on February 5, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Cicció) LaRuffa. He was born in Caria, Italy on October 21, 1915 to the late Giovanni and Caterina (Staropoli) LaRuffa. Growing up in Italy, he was sent to school to become a Master Tailor. Giovanni fought in WWII for Italy and served his country as a Sgt. Major for 10 years. Upon arriving in America in 1948, he worked as a foreman at many clothing manufacturers. Giovanni also made the Senior Officer uniforms for West Point Military Academy and the Air Force Academy. Most recently, he was working at Tony LaGuda Formalwear. He enjoyed making homemade wine, gardening and going on casino trips. Most of all, he loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter Cathy Neve (Captain James K. Neve, USN Ret.); 3 grandchildren: Jim “J.J.” (Cherie), Carla (Marc), Tara (Ben); 7 great-grandchildren: Kyle, Gabrielle, Christian, Julia, Alexa, Lauren, Ashlyn. He was predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Alphonsus Church, 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002. A viewing will be held on Sunday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 and again on Monday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Church. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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6:00 PM 2/10/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/10/2019 8:00:00 PM
Ciavarelli - Ambler

951 E. Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Ciavarelli - Ambler
951 E. Butler Pike Ambler 19002 PA
United States

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Monday

11

Feb

9:30 AM 2/11/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 2/11/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Alphonsus Church

33 Conwell Drive
Maple Glen, PA 19002

St. Alphonsus Church
33 Conwell Drive Maple Glen 19002 PA
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

11

Feb

10:30 AM 2/11/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Alphonsus Church

33 Conwell Drive
Maple Glen, PA 19002

St. Alphonsus Church
33 Conwell Drive Maple Glen 19002 PA
United States

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Location

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cheltenham Avenue and Ivy Hill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19150

Cheltenham Avenue and Ivy Hill Road Philadelphia 19150 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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