Ralph Leo Aurillo, 87, musician and middle school music instructor

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Ralph Leo Aurillo
Ralph Leo Aurillo

Ralph Leo Aurillo, 87, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born February 21, 1929, in Warren, Pa., to the late Ralph and Katherine Aurillo. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Kathleen, in 2001.

He was a 1946 graduate of Warren High School, Warren, Pa. Ralph retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief and served as the musician and instructor at the Naval School of Music. He later received his master’s degree from Salisbury State College in Salisbury, Md.. He became the music instructor at Dover Middle School, Dover, Del., where he served 22 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Brian Aurillo (Rosa), Kathryn Goss (Rick), David Aurillo (Melissa) and Roger Aurillo (Yvonne); 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren one great-great grandchild, G.C.; his second wife of 14 years, Mary; and a host of relatives and friends.

Ralph fought a courageous battle with cancer. He is our hero and will be greatly missed.

Services will be private.

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