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JOSEPH P. RICUPERO III
  • ST. JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105-1942

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I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Joe from his elementary days, my children use to play with him. Years later he attended my granddaughters benefit. He had such a kind soul and was always smiling. I will be praying for your family. Gone too soon!


Posted by: Pete & Missie Toth - Parma Hts., OH   Dec 27, 2017

Dearest Joe,

I cannot express enough the shock and sadness in learning of your passing. We had just spoken on Wednesday prior and joking about your summer apparel in winter all of us laughing and you not a care in the world; you talking about work and Christmas telling me of your wonderful parents and how understanding they were; I remember my telling you not to worry, that 2018 was going to be not only a great year but,

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Posted by: Charita Messina - Cleveland, OH   Dec 27, 2017

We wish there was a word to ease the pain you are all going through. It doesn't seem possible, let alone real that this happened.Joey was like another one of our grandchildren - teasing each other, laughing together, discussing the Cavs and Buckeyes, and having some serious talks about life. Our hearts are heavy and another piece of it is broken because a beautiful innocent life was taken from us. May Our Lord receive him with open arms and give all of you the strength and faith to get through this difficult time. Fly high Joey and "Go Bucks"...O-H


Posted by: Bruno and Karla Tommasini - Cape Coral, FL   Dec 27, 2017

Angel, so sorry for your loss. Joe was always so sweet and helpful.


Posted by: Vance Ventrone-Novak    Dec 27, 2017

You will be greatly missed Joe. I remember working with you at Wal-Mart. You were never in a bad mood. Always had a smile on your face. Now you'll be rooting for O.S.U. from Heaven. Rest in peace my friend.


Posted by: Melissa Matousek - Broadview Hts, OH   Dec 27, 2017

So sorry for your loss, Joe. I pray you find comfort in your faith. God Bless.


Posted by: Lee Nelson - Lorain, OH   Dec 27, 2017

I cannot wrap my mind around this. He was such a kind sweet and loving man. He was always happy to see me and that made me feel good. We need more people like Joe in this world. Offering my condolences and prayers to all of his family. He will be missed.


Posted by: Teresa Masotti    Dec 27, 2017

Joe was always full of energy and laughter! Whether I saw him years ago at Pleasantview Elementary or recently at Walmart, he was smiling and happy to see me.
I cannot imagine the pain and grief Crista, Angel and the rest of the family is feeling. Please know that all of you are in my prayers.


Posted by: Barb Steffen - Cleveland, OH   Dec 26, 2017

I am so saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Karen Gagat - Hudson, OH   Dec 26, 2017