March 24, 1930 - September 5, 2021
BATTALION CHIEF, LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER & GRANDFATHER Rudy DiGeorgio, of Great Kills, passed away on September 5, 2021 at S.I. University Hospital North at the age of 91. Rudy proudly served his Country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Corporal. After he was honorably discharged from the service, he worked as a printer for a company in Manhattan. In 1960, Rudy joined the New York City Fire Department, rising through the ranks, and retiring as a Battalion Chief. He loved his career with the Fire Department and in 1988 he retired from Battalion 23 in Great Kills. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf, which he did up until two years ago, and you could always find him in Atlantic City, which he was a regular at. Above all, family was number one to Rudy and always came first. He treasured time spent with his family and his extended family. Rudy was the beloved husband of 66 years to Elaine. Loving father to Donna Errico, Janice Connolly (Mark), Rudy DiGeorgio, Paul DiGeorgio (Catherine) and Douglas DiGeorgio. Dear brother to Elvira Todisco. Devoted grandfather to Robert, Anthony and Victoria, Thomas, Paul and Danny. Cherished great grandfather to Adrianna. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, 28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10312. A Funeral Service will take place on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rudy's memory to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundations t2t.org would be appreciated. A New York State decision that those who are vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks. However, our staff who have serviced over 350 covid funeral services safely will wear masks to protect those who have not been vaccinated or those who feel uncertain and our own families. We feel this is necessary because we have handled 8 covid deaths in the month of May and more as of this writing of June 21st. Due to the current pandemic circumstances please note: We ask that you please send bakery products, fruit baskets, and other personal items to the families home directly. Floral Arrangements can be purchased from our in-house floral designers by calling 718-948-2016 to place your order or to request a catalog of selections that can be emailed to you.
BATTALION CHIEF, LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER & GRANDFATHER Rudy DiGeorgio, of Great Kills, passed away on September 5, 2021 at S.I. University Hospital North at the age of 91. Rudy proudly served his Country during the Korean War in the U.S.... View Obituary & Service Information
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