John Julian Ruggiero at rest on February 15, 2013 at the age of 95. John was born in San Francisco on March 6, 1917 to Philip Ruggiero and Theresa Silvestri Ruggiero (natives of Verbicaro, Italy). John attended Galileo High School and entered the police academy to became a police officer in 1949. He was a member of the San Francisco Police Officers' Association since 1949 and the Municipal Motorcycle Officers of California since 1953. John was predeceased by his parents Philip Ruggiero and Theresa Silvestri Ruggiero. He was also predeceased by his brother Joseph Ruggiero and his sister-in-law Mary Ruggiero, his sister Florence Johnstone and his brother-in-law Dave Johnstone and his grandson Kenneth John Green. John is survived by his loving daughters Virginia Green and Denise Nasey, grandson Jonathan Green and his wife Carrie Green, his granddaughter in-law Li Green and his great-granddaughters Caitlin Green, Meghan Green and Yaeko Green. He was cherished by his niece Arlene Fife and her husband Bob Fife and their sons, Rob Fife and Chris Fife and his nephew David Johnstone. He will be missed by many loving relatives and numerous friends. John's family will be forever grateful for the wonderful care he received at Home Sweet Home in Daly City. Services are private and internment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. Memorial donations in John's memory to be made to a
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 24, 2013