Ronald Eugene Ciraulo
Resident of Oakland
Ronald Eugene Ciraulo left this life on September 29, 2012. Ron had an infectious personality and was truly one of a kind.
A native of San Francisco, Ron and his twin brother, Lt. Col. Robert (Bob) L. Ciraulo, were born to Mary and Frank Ciraulo at St. Mary’s Hospital on May 31, 1935. Ron graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory (S.I.) in 1953. He continued his Jesuit education at Santa Clara University (SCU), where he received a BS in Engineering and was part of the U.S. Army ROTC.
Upon graduation, Ron worked for the State of California as a Civil Engineer and led ski tours to Squaw Valley. He went on to work for Hetch Hetchy Water & Power as a Civil Engineer for more than 33 years.
For more than 44 years, he was an active part of the Fratellanza Club. Upon retirement, Ron fished and volunteered for San Francisco Tyee Club. He loved to spend time with his grandkids, enjoyed playing the banjo and ukulele, and making many trips to Yosemite, Disneyland, Virginia, and other destinations. He also loved spending time at his cabins in Loch Lomond, California, and was an avid fan of both the SF Giants and SF 49ers.
Ron and his brother were also active alumni for both S.I. and SCU. Together, they founded a scholarship at S.I. in honor of their grandfather, Salvatore Ciraulo. Ron also supported fundraising efforts spearheaded by his twin Bob to commission a new statue of St. Clare at SCU.
Ron leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Marie Lucille (Audo) Ciraulo; his daughters Dana (Ciraulo) Young and Kara (Ciraulo) Broderick; twin sons James and John, and his bonus kid Michael Ciraulo. He also leaves behind his daughter-in-law Jannine (Chun) Ciraulo, and two son-in-laws, James Broderick and Kaipolani Young. Ron will be greatly missed by his grandchildren: Anthony, Rosemary and Margaret Broderick; Edward Ciraulo; Liliana Ciraulo; and triplet grand-daughters: Ke’ale, Maile and Makana Young. He was preceded in death by his fraternal twin brother Robert (Bob) Ciraulo, who passed away on April 21, 2012; his parents Frank and Mary Ciraulo; and grand-daughter Angelina.
A memorial service will be held on October 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church, 400 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.
Ron will be interred at a later date at Saint Joseph Cemetery.
In memorial, gifts may be made to the Salvatore Ciraulo Memorial Scholarship, Development Office, St. Ignatius College Preparatory, 2001 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 or The San Francisco Tyee Foundation, P.O. Box 320565, San Francisco, CA 94132.
Holy Angels Funeral &
Cremation Ctr. FD 1960
(510) 234 – 2012