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Dominick ‘Nick’ Ruggiero

May 23, 1933 - Sept. 8, 2018

Dominick “Nick” Ruggiero, 85, Altoona, passed away Saturday at his residence.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Armando and Carmella (DeAntonio) Ruggiero. He married the late Betty Darlene Rodgers.

Surviving are four children: Mark Ruggiero and Jeffrey Ruggiero, Ronald Rodgers and Betty Jane Nash; three grandchildren: Breanne, Jordan and Austin Rodgers; his aunt, Gracie Minielli; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Ruggiero Sr.; and several aunts and uncles.

Nick retired from Conrail after 29 years of service. He also was owner and operator of Variety Motors and Dominick’s Italian Restaurant.

He was a member of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona. Nick belonged to the Park Hills Country Club, Bavarian Aid Society and the UVA Club.

In his earlier years, he enjoyed playing golf and poker. Nick had a great sense of humor, and his stories always brought a smile to everyone who knew him.

Friends will be received at the 11 a.m. funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Altoona, Father D. Timothy Grimme celebrant. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. Arrange­ments are by Santella Funeral Home, Altoona.

In memory of Nick, contributions may be made to Fam­ily Hospice/Home Nurs­ing Agency, 201 Chestnut Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.