Ruggiero, Michael John Age 49, of Austin, Texas, native of Chicago. Passed away in a tragic airplane accident on August 11, 2013. Michael was the beloved husband of Lisa Alaniz Ruggiero. Loving father of Jake and Madison. Cherished son of Frank and Gale Parker Ruggiero. Dear brother of Kelly (Gene) Robinson and Kenneth Ruggiero CPD. He was a devoted uncle, admirable friend to many and a competitive athlete. He was a member of Austin Ridge Bible Church. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis and poker at The Hills of Lakeway Club and White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville. He was known for his engaging personality, laughter and infamous dance moves. Michael attended Brother Rice High School and graduated from St. Xavier University with a degree in computer science. He was a successful Regional Sales Manager at Flexera Software, and was formerly employed by Noetix Corp, Informatica Corp, GE Capital/Heller Financial Inc. Michael touched the lives of so many and will be dearly missed and cherished forever. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation at Chase Bank for Michael and Lisa's children set up in the name of Lisa Ruggiero. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home 10727 S. Pulaski Rd. on August 20th at 3pm with a Memorial Service at 7pm. 773-783-7700 or 708-423-5400. To view and sign online guestbook visit www.andrewmcgann.com
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Aug. 18, 2013