Condolence & Memory Journal

I knew Mr. Rugerio as a Sr. High School student at PMHS 77-78. I bought a 65 red mustang convertible for $100. It didn't run so I asked Mr. Rugerio if he would help me figure out why and help me fix it. He came to my where it was parked in the garage. He advised that I dismantle the engine, which I did photographing where everything went so I could put it all back together. When it was part he took a quick look at at valves that were shot and said all I needed was $35 worth of new valves, which I replaced and reassembled the engine. Lou would come by and give me tips when i worked on it. He would bounce his Camel cigarettes off off the mustang before he lit up. When I (we!) we're done it ran like a top. I gave Lou a Timex watch for helping me. He was really grateful. What a class act he was. I wish I knew him better.

Posted by Jeff Killip - Olympia, WA - Friend   February 17, 2019

My prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Ralph Tucci - Woodstock, GA - Family Friend   January 19, 2019

The loss of a great friend and a childhood buddy

Posted by Carmine Serpe - Carmel ny, NY - Family Friend   January 19, 2019


Rest In Peace!
Thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this time.

Posted by Mary Ann Realmuto - Melville, NY - Family   January 17, 2019

May you RIP in the heavens above always looking down upon your children grandchildren and great grandchildren. You were a true friend to me always there for us at the Pelham Fire Department. You will never be forgotten. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

Posted by Paul Bonfiglio - Poughkeepsie, NY - Friend   January 15, 2019

Knowing the Ruggiero family for 60+ years, I can truly say Lou was certainly one special person. Over the years of knowing him, he was a mentor, a friend and had the qualities that made one truly like being around him. His knowledge of mechanical things, sports, firefighting issues and life in general were second to none.
He truly was one of a kind as he would reach out to help anyone that needed his knowledge. This life was made better for those that knew him and now that he has gone to rest eternally, we that are left behind are better for him touching our lives. Rest in peace my friend as your legacy will live on. God speed Chief!

Posted by Jim Walsh PMFD (retired) - Deerfield Beach, FL - Family Friend   January 14, 2019