Ralph Peter Siconolfi, 78, of Scranton, died on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, surrounded by his family.
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Born and raised in the Bunker Hill section of Scranton on Jan. 10, 1936, son of the late Christine DeMatteo Siconolfi and Peter Joseph Siconolfi, Ralph was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. A man of many talents and trades, Ralph served two years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and worked previously as a technician for Tobyhanna Army Depot and deputy sheriff for Lackawanna County. Ralph also worked as a hair stylist, and was a talented ballroom dancer, having taught at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. In addition, he owned and operated several successful businesses within the community and received the Good Samaritan Award from the West Side Falcons in 1979. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Scranton.
Surviving are Maryann T. Sirianni Siconolfi, to whom he was married, and their seven children, Constantino M. Siconolfi, Gracemarie Siconolfi Neary, Francine Siconolfi, Alyce L. Siconolfi, Tina Cole (Brian), Renee Siconolfi and Nicole Siconolfi Wheeler (Christopher); two brothers, Dominick Siconolfi (Mary Ann) and Monsignor Constantine V. Siconolfi; eight grandchildren, Marissa Siconolfi, Sarah, Jude and Angelina Wheeler, Eve Siconolfi, Rachel and Joseph Neary and Lilly Cole; one niece, two nephews, cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A son, Peter Joseph Siconolfi, and a brother, Michael Siconolfi, predeceased Ralph.
The funeral will be Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from the Carl J. Savino Funeral Home, 157 S. Main Ave., West Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton.
Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday at the church from 9 until the time of Mass. Mass will be concelebrated by the Monsignor Constantine V. Siconolfi and the Rev. Joseph Cipriano. Interment will take place at the Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.
Carl J Savino Funeral Home
157 S Main Ave
Scranton, PA 18504
Published in Scranton Times from July 28 to July 29, 2014