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Ralph F. DiFucci Obituary

"Live, Laugh, Love"

Ralph F. DiFucci, age 57, of Lake City, died suddenly on Saturday, May 10, 2014, while working at his business in Lake City.

He was born October 26, 1956 in Erie, a son of Anne Walker DiFucci of Lake City and the late Ralph R. DiFucci.

Ralph graduated from Central Tech High School in 1975. Following high school, he began working for Copes-Vulcan in Lake City as a Machinist. He was employed there for ten years when he began working for his family's business, North Girard Concrete Works, which he eventually became the owner of. While operating his own company he also began working for the Girard School District, initially as a Bus Driver and most recently employed in the Maintenance Department.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Girard, as well as a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Girard.

Ralph was well known throughout the area for his abilities to repair cars, and everything else imaginable. He was the "Fix it man" for his entire family as well as everyone else that knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph R. DiFucci in 1990.

Ralph will be greatly missed by his family, which includes his loving wife, Linda L. Richardson DiFucci, whom he married June 28, 1980 in Girard, also by his mother, Anne Walker DiFucci of Lake City; two daughters, Emily E. DiFucci of Lake City, Ashley A. DiFucci and her Fiancé, Travis Schaaf of Girard; a son, Anthony A. DiFucci of Lake City and his Fianceé, Morgan Schaaf of Girard; his sister, Rebecca L. Nash of Girard; brothers, Joseph F. DiFucci (Jackie) of Wilmington, N.C., and Jeffrey M. DiFucci (Lori) of Lake City; his mother and father in law, Boyd and Audrey Richardson of Lake City; his sister in law, Sharon K. Desantis of Lake City and many nieces and nephews. Ralph was greatly looking forward to being a grandfather for the first time, as his first is expected this coming October.

At Ralph's request services will be held privately by his family.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lake City Volunteer Fire Co., 2232 Rice Ave., Lake City, PA 16423, or to The Special Olympics, Pennsylvania, Erie County, 1128 State St., #304, Erie, PA 16501.

Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Edder Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard.

To send condolences visit edderfuneralhome.com.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on May 12, 2014
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