Ronald G. Ciolfi, 85, of Tappan, formerly of the Bronx, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
Beloved husband of RoseMarie (nee Vetrano). Adored father of Elena Williams and her husband Harry of Nyack, Rosemarie Chadwick and her husband Frederick, Sr. of Tappan and Diane Bowling and her husband Frank of Walden. Cherished grandfather of Frederick, Jr. “JR”, Maria, Luke, JennaRose, Jennifer and Nicholas. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Eleonora and his brothers Alfred, Orlando and Norman. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews.
Ron was a loving husband and father and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard for many years. Ronald was a dedicated firefighter who was a life member of the Tappan Vol. Fire Assn., the Rockland County Vol. Fire Assn, where he was the Orangetown vice-president, the Hudson Valley Vol. Fire Assn and the NJ/NY Vol. Fire Assn., as trustee. He was also a member of the Piermont Senior Citizens Center and the Pearl River Gun Club.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan with interment to follow. Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale. A Firematic Service will be held at 7:15 PM.