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Ronald E. Ciraulo ’53

Ronald E. Ciraulo ’53, a longtime civil engineer for the state of California and supporter of SI, died Sept. 29. He was 77.

After graduating from SCU with his degree in engineering, he worked on projects at Hetch Hetchy for the state and kept in close contact with his Italian friends through the Fratellanza Club, one of the largest social clubs in the U.S. founded by Italian pioneers, including two of his relatives.

Upon retirement, Ron fished and volunteered for San Francisco Tyee Club.

He and his twin brother, Robert ’53 (who died April 12, 2012), were both active in the SI and SCU Alumni Associations. Together, they founded a scholarship at SI in honor of their late grandfather, Salvatore Ciraulo. 

Ron and Bob also supported fundraising efforts that raised $55,000 for a statue of St. Clare at SCU, a project initiated by their classmate Jerry Clements.

He is survived by 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; his daughter-in-law Jannine (Chun) Ciraulo, and two son-in-laws, James Broderick and Kaipolani Young; and numerous grandchildren and relatives.

Ron’s life was celebrated at a memorial service Oct. 12 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Oakland, and he was interred at St. Joseph Cemetery in San Pablo.

Gifts may be made to either the Salvatore Ciraulo Memorial Scholarship at SI (Development Office, St. Ignatius College Preparatory, 2001 37th Avenue, San Francisco 94116) or to the San Francisco Tyee Foundation (San Francisco Tyee Club, P.O. Box 320565, San Francisco 94132).

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