Loading Image Charles C. DiRuzzio Obituary | San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home & Advance Planning Center

We’re here for you throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how we can support you during this time.

Forever in the Hearts They Leave Behind

Charles C. DiRuzzio Obituary


Share Obituary:

Send Flowers Print Obituary

On Saturday, Feb 12, 2022, Charles DiRuzzio passed away at age 84 at home in Queen Creek, AZ.

Charlie was born on October 9th, 1937, in White Plains, NY and grew up in Mamaroneck, NY.  He and his family also lived in Hopewell Junction, NY for 30 years before settling in Queen Creek, AZ in 2008.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sharon (Logan) DiRuzzio; his children, Catherine (DiRuzzio Smith) Agar (husband Paul), Charles Jr (wife Jeanne); grandson Jason Smith; brothers Michael DeRuzzio and Robert DiRuzzio (wife Jackie); and brother-in-law Robert Logan (wife Donna).

He was predeceased by his parents Nunzio DiRuzzio and Philomena (DeFonce);  older sister Joan Chiarella; and daughter Joan Theresa (Terry) DiRuzzio.

Charlie worked hard from an early age to support his family.  He pushed a vegetable cart around town with his grandmother when he was just 12 years old, was a caddy at Winged Foot Golf Club in his early teens, and then worked as a bricklayer on many buildings around New York City.  Married with children in his early twenties he followed his grandfather’s footsteps and became a police officer in Pelham, NY.  Proudly he also graduated the New York State Trooper Academy and loved being a State Trooper.  Soon he realized his family needed him closer to home though, so he became a police officer and later a detective in his hometown of Mamaroneck.

After retirement he enjoyed restoring homes and vintage cars.  He and Sharon loved the classic Chevy car club and the Mustang car club and the lifelong friends they made.  Later he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and the close friends he made along the way there as well.  In Arizona he got a taste of his childhood dream (and the hard work) of being a cowboy for a brief time at least.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Charles’ memory to Hospice of the Valley, www.hov.org/

 

Share Obituary:

Send Flowers Print Obituary

Comments

Add Comment

8 responses to “Charles C. DiRuzzio Obituary”

  1. Dave Nichols says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences at this time to Sharon and the entire family. We are keeping you in our thoughts.

  2. Janess says:

    He was the life of every party with his big grin and great laugh! I’m picturing him riding his Harley in the clouds at full speed with that big grin. He will be dearly missed by me and my family.

  3. Lori Anderson says:

    I have such fond memories of our Thanksgiving dinners with Charlie. We did a lot of laughing! He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Just know he is looking down from above and will be protecting you as he has always done. Much love to you all

  4. Karen Wrigley says:

    Dear Sharon, Charlie and Kathy,
    It has been many years since we all lost touch. But we were family for years also. I feel the same closeness we had that many years ago. Always remembering the times we spent together. God bless you all.

  5. John and Susan Lynk says:

    We are so very broken hearted. We wish you Sharon and the entire family peace, love, and togetherness in this very difficult time. I enjoyed talking and laughing with Charle. He was such a wonderful man. He will be deeply missed. Riding horses and Harleys in the sky.

  6. Gary A Lynk Jr. and family says:

    I offer my sincere heartfelt condolences. I met Charlie in the late ’80’s and we always seemed to have a lot in common. He has a wonderful family who will miss him dearly. May he be at peace and forever happy riding his solid gold Harley-Davidson across the heavens.

  7. Robert DiRuzzio says:

    Charlie, all I can say is that I will miss you dearly. Not a day will go by that I don’t think about you and all the miles we rode together on our motorcycles. You were an inspiration to me to enter into a law enforcement career that lasted 35 years. I was so proud of you for all the things in life you accomplished. There wasn’t anything you couldn’t do. You were a great husband, father, brother, and son. Not a day will go by that I don’t think about you. Rest in peace brother. I’ll see you on the other side. Your brother Bob.

  8. Hank Picariello says:

    When we found ourselves having to re-locate to New York because of my work, we turned to cousin Charlie to help us find a new home because he was selling real estate at the time. With his help, we bought a house in one day. Having family close by was a blessing. We had come full circle; all the way from Roccasecca, Italy to Hopewell Jct. The DeRuzzios were a big part of our family ever since. We will cherish our memories of Charlie, his humor, his smile and the love he gave to friends and family alike.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Offer Condolences

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Charles C. DiRuzzio Obituary


Share Obituary:

Send Flowers Print Obituary

On Saturday, Feb 12, 2022, Charles DiRuzzio passed away at age 84 at home in Queen Creek, AZ.

Charlie was born on October 9th, 1937, in White Plains, NY and grew up in Mamaroneck, NY.  He and his family also lived in Hopewell Junction, NY for 30 years before settling in Queen Creek, AZ in 2008.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sharon (Logan) DiRuzzio; his children, Catherine (DiRuzzio Smith) Agar (husband Paul), Charles Jr (wife Jeanne); grandson Jason Smith; brothers Michael DeRuzzio and Robert DiRuzzio (wife Jackie); and brother-in-law Robert Logan (wife Donna).

He was predeceased by his parents Nunzio DiRuzzio and Philomena (DeFonce);  older sister Joan Chiarella; and daughter Joan Theresa (Terry) DiRuzzio.

Charlie worked hard from an early age to support his family.  He pushed a vegetable cart around town with his grandmother when he was just 12 years old, was a caddy at Winged Foot Golf Club in his early teens, and then worked as a bricklayer on many buildings around New York City.  Married with children in his early twenties he followed his grandfather’s footsteps and became a police officer in Pelham, NY.  Proudly he also graduated the New York State Trooper Academy and loved being a State Trooper.  Soon he realized his family needed him closer to home though, so he became a police officer and later a detective in his hometown of Mamaroneck.

After retirement he enjoyed restoring homes and vintage cars.  He and Sharon loved the classic Chevy car club and the Mustang car club and the lifelong friends they made.  Later he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and the close friends he made along the way there as well.  In Arizona he got a taste of his childhood dream (and the hard work) of being a cowboy for a brief time at least.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Charles’ memory to Hospice of the Valley, www.hov.org/

 

Share Obituary:

Send Flowers Print Obituary

8 responses to “Charles C. DiRuzzio Obituary”

  1. Dave Nichols says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences at this time to Sharon and the entire family. We are keeping you in our thoughts.

  2. Janess says:

    He was the life of every party with his big grin and great laugh! I’m picturing him riding his Harley in the clouds at full speed with that big grin. He will be dearly missed by me and my family.

  3. Lori Anderson says:

    I have such fond memories of our Thanksgiving dinners with Charlie. We did a lot of laughing! He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Just know he is looking down from above and will be protecting you as he has always done. Much love to you all

  4. Karen Wrigley says:

    Dear Sharon, Charlie and Kathy,
    It has been many years since we all lost touch. But we were family for years also. I feel the same closeness we had that many years ago. Always remembering the times we spent together. God bless you all.

  5. John and Susan Lynk says:

    We are so very broken hearted. We wish you Sharon and the entire family peace, love, and togetherness in this very difficult time. I enjoyed talking and laughing with Charle. He was such a wonderful man. He will be deeply missed. Riding horses and Harleys in the sky.

  6. Gary A Lynk Jr. and family says:

    I offer my sincere heartfelt condolences. I met Charlie in the late ’80’s and we always seemed to have a lot in common. He has a wonderful family who will miss him dearly. May he be at peace and forever happy riding his solid gold Harley-Davidson across the heavens.

  7. Robert DiRuzzio says:

    Charlie, all I can say is that I will miss you dearly. Not a day will go by that I don’t think about you and all the miles we rode together on our motorcycles. You were an inspiration to me to enter into a law enforcement career that lasted 35 years. I was so proud of you for all the things in life you accomplished. There wasn’t anything you couldn’t do. You were a great husband, father, brother, and son. Not a day will go by that I don’t think about you. Rest in peace brother. I’ll see you on the other side. Your brother Bob.

  8. Hank Picariello says:

    When we found ourselves having to re-locate to New York because of my work, we turned to cousin Charlie to help us find a new home because he was selling real estate at the time. With his help, we bought a house in one day. Having family close by was a blessing. We had come full circle; all the way from Roccasecca, Italy to Hopewell Jct. The DeRuzzios were a big part of our family ever since. We will cherish our memories of Charlie, his humor, his smile and the love he gave to friends and family alike.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.