1919 — 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Al (A. John) Ruzzo on Monday March 14, 2022 at the age of 102 following a brief illness. Al and his late wife Pat made their home at Ashlar Village in Wallingford starting in March 2002. Al was born on July 3, 1919 and raised in Waterbury, CT. He attended the University of Connecticut and graduated from Renouard School of Embalming in New York City prior to enlisting in the US Navy where he served during WWII as a Pharmacist Mate First Class. He would often tell stories of his time in the service and after some encouragement from his son John, wrote a memoir entitled "Navy Narrative: My War Years 1942 to 1946" at the age of...