Former Owner of Trumpet Printing Dies

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         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 (rollerfuneralhomes.com/drummond).