Former Owner of Trumpet Printing Dies


         Ralph Ricciardi, 85 of Bryant, passed away Dec. 13. He was born in the Bronx, NY and served in the United States Air Force. He started working as a pressman for the Baptist Trumpet in August 2001 and became co-owner of Trumpet Printing, Inc. in November 2011. He was a member of Park Place Baptist Church. He was married to his wife, Marilyn for 63 years before she passed away last year. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend.

         Ralph loved to fish, camp, duck hunt and enjoy family. He usually had his family laughing with his sense of humor. He loved a good dish of pasta, sharing old stories with his family and friends and listening to Frank Sinatra. He was a true Italian! 

         He is survived by: two daughters: Debra (Kirk) Smith of Paron and Pam Curtis of Bryant; two brothers, Pat Ricciardi of Nokomis Beach, Fla. and Alfred Ricciardi of New York, New York; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

         A graveside service was held Dec. 15 at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle under the direction of Roller-Drummond Funeral Home (