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Beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Born In Pittsburgh, PA on March 8, 1923, he moved to Mesa, AZ to be near his family and enjoy the sunshine. He will be remembered for his extraordinary goodness; his ability to make everyone a friend and his kind and happy spirit. For many years he loved to dance and he always loved to cook. He will be deeply missed and always loved. John was preceded in death by his cherished son, Roger; his parents Aniello and Mary, and his dear sister and brothers, Madeline Mucci, Michael, Matthew, Edward and Francis Ruggieri. He is survived by his beloved wife Vanda; his special sister Angeline "Dolly" Allen; his loving daughter and son-in-law Candida and John McGibbney; his adored grandchildren Michael (Jennifer) McGibbney and Michelle (Gregory) Vlahoulis, and his very precious great grandchildren Madeleine, Matthew, Morgan and Macie McGibbney and Braden and Kiley Vlahoulis. He is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews. A funeral mass was held at All Saints Church in Mesa, AZ on Friday, Sept. 9. There will be a memorial service in Pittsburgh, PA at a later date.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sept. 18, 2011
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