Joseph "Joe" Ruzzene
1954 - 2020
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Joseph "Joe" Ruzzene

Knoxville - Joseph "Joe: Ruzzene, age 65, of Knoxville passed away Monday May 18, 2020 at his home.

Joe was born June 23, 1954 in West Seneca, New York, one of six children of a close-knit Italian family. He was employed by TBE in Knoxville for almost 40 years. Joe was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Joe had a great sense of humor and although he was visually impaired, he was an excellent golfer. Everyone he met considered him a friend.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Ruzzene; twin brother, Johnny Ruzzene.

He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Roberts Ruzzene; children, Beth Keathley and Joey Ruzzene; grandchildren, Trinity, Kaleb, Anthony and Matthew; sisters, Madeline Vogel and Susan Dickerson,; brothers, Dominic and Frank Ruzzene; several nieces and nephews; dear friends, Martin Henry, Richie Persico and Fred Williams; adoring cocker spaniel, Molly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with Rev. Mark Beebe officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Recovery at Cokesbury,

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from May 20 to May 21, 2020.
Graveside service
01:00 PM
t Sherwood Memorial Gardens
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May 23, 2020
My prayers and condolences for Joe and to his family. WSW Class of '73
Roger Moretuzzo
May 21, 2020
I share my condolences with his brother, Dominic, and all the family. I send my prayers to the family.
Will never forget the famous "hole in one" at Dandridge Golf Course with Ginny and Dominic!

Dan H. Whitaker
May 21, 2020
My prayers and condolences for Joe and to his family
May 21, 2020
Joe was our son's tee ball coach in the mid-1980s. Joey was on the team too. Joe was a good guy. Always upbeat and encouraging to the kids and the parents!
Sherri Cotter
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