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Paul A. Ciruzzi


1940 - 2020
Paul A. Ciruzzi Obituary
Paul A. Ciruzzi March 18, 2020 Paul A. Ciruzzi, loving father and grandfather, Paul A. Ciruzzi, 80, of Vineland, formerly of Syracuse, New York passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Paul was born on February 16, 1940 in Utica, New York and was the son of the late Rocco A. Ciruzzi and Bertha A. (Diorio) Ciruzzi. He attended Utica schools and was a decorated veteran of the United States Navy, serving as an Air Traffic Controller on the U.S.S. Ranger Aircraft Carrier. In 1960, Paul married the love of his life, Rachael, with whom he shared 52 wonderful years, prior to her passing in 2013. Paul was previously employed by Quest Diagnostics in Syracuse, New York for 22 years in Laboratory Sales. In 2000, Paul and his wife Rachael moved to Vineland, New Jersey in order to live closer to their daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters. He enjoyed many years of sharing in all of their activities including being a major fan at all of his granddaughters' softball games, of which he was so proud. Paul was an avid dog lover and was a large donor to the National Shrine of St. Jude, the Humane Society of Atlantic County and the Cumberland County S.P.C.A. In his earlier years he enjoyed traveling, especially spending time in Ocean City, New Jersey. Paul was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Vineland. He was predeceased by his wife Rachael (Paciello) Ciruzzi, and is survived by his daughter Julie Dwyer, and son-in-law Dr. Thomas Dwyer, his granddaughters Lindsay Dwyer of Miami, Florida and Lauren Dwyer of Vineland, New Jersey, sister-in-law Linda Kozak of Utica, New York, nieces Jamie Kozak, Allison Cacciotti, and nephew Angelo Cacciotti, all of Utica. He also leaves behind a special cousin, Carmel Russo also of Utica, New York, as well as many other cherished relatives. Paul was a truly kind and gentle man who left a loving and positive impression on anyone he met. Funeral and burial services will be private, with a memorial service to celebrate Paul's life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Shrine of St. Jude online at https://forms.shrineofstjude.org/site/Donation2 df_id=3302&3302.donation=form1 or to the Cumberland County S.P.C.A. (South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter) online at https://southjerseyregionalanimalshelter.org/donate/inmemory/ . To share memories and condolences please visit www.wbfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of Wainwright-Bernhardt Funeral Home, Vineland, NJ.
Published Syracuse Post Standard from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2020
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