Richard J. “Dick” Crugnale, 82, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, passed away Saturday September 11, 2021 at Weirton Medical Center in Weirton, WV.
He was born June 24, 1939 in Steubenville, OH a son of the late Rocco and Julia (Baldwin) Crugnale.
Dick graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1957, then went on to earn his Bachelors Degree from the College of Steubenville in 1961. He retired from Steubenville Big Red High School after 34 years of teaching. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church where he served as cantor and sang in the choir, he was also a former member of parish council. He was a member and past co-treasurer of the Italian American Cultural Club. He served as auditor for the city of Mingo Junction for 34 years. Richard also enjoyed playing cards and was an avid Notre Dame and Yankees fan.
Mr. Crug was the voice of Harding Stadium for many years. He also coached many years starting with St. Agnes Elementary girls volleyball, basketball and softball teams. He started the first girls softball team at Steubenville High School and was named OVAC coach of the year for both softball and volleyball.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Barbara Jeanne (DiPillo) Crugnale, whom he married on August 10, 1963; two daughters, Kimberly Crugnale of Mingo Junction, OH and Tracy (David) Ziarko of Steubenville, OH; two grandsons, Derek and Drake Ziarko; a brother, Matthew (Elisabeth) Crugnale of Carmel by the Sea, CA; and three nephews, David, Mark and Tim Crugnale.
Friends will be received at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 204 St. Clair Ave., Mingo Junction on Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will take place on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Fr. James M. Dunfee, celebrant. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Steubenville. The family is requiring masks at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be directed in Richard’s memory to Steubenville High School Marching Band, c/o Rosalind Thacker, 420 N. 4th St., Steubenville, OH 43952.
There will be a Vigil service on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.
Arrangements were entrusted to Wheeler Funeral Homes.
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