Caggiano - Obituary
Rudolph Dante Caggiano, 77, of Ridgway, Died May 14, 2004 at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie.
Born June 16, 1926, in Ridgeway, he was a son of the late Vincenzo and Caroline Viglione Caggiano.He was married to Nanette Romandetti at Holy rosary Church in New York City, May 31, 1947.She survives.
He attended Ridgway School.He served in the US Army as a military police officer during World WAr II.
He received a painters certification from Oberrlin College and was employed at the Elliot Company for 18 years as a painter.He was also employed at Ridgway Steel Fabricators for 17 years and retired after 10 years from Alpha Sintered Metals.He worked part-time at Egger Tool and Die after retirement.
He was a drummer with Frederico's Orchestra, The Five ACes, The Four Aces, Honey Baker Four and the Honey Baker Trio.He was a soef-taught musician, also having played the guitar, mandolin and piano.
He was Roman Catholic by faith and a member of St. Leo Church in Ridgway, where he served as an usher for many years.
He was a member of the Ridgway Elks, a liketime member of the Sons of Italy and American Legion.
He enjoyed gardening, building birthday cakes and was a diehard Yankee Fan.
He is also survived by three sons; Victor ofErie, and Barry and Danny, both of Ridgway; two daughters, Mrs. Micheal J. (Judith) Carr of Kersey, and Mrs. Richard (Loretta) Zambanini of Ridgway; a brother, Armond Caggiano of Ridgway; one sister, Angeline Moscatello of Queen, NY.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen Gary in infancy; a grandson, Jared Dean WRight; five brothers; Micheal, Romeo, Tony, Victor, and Sylvester Caggiano; and three sisters: Josephine Casale, Mary spinosa and Julia Addeo.