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Giacomo Ranalli Jr.

November 24, 1941 — February 4, 2022

Newark, DE

Giacomo "Jack" Vincent Ranalli, Jr.  November 24, 1941 – February 4, 2022

Giacomo Vincent Ranalli, Jr., known as “Jack”, or “Jackie” to many in his extended family, was the son of the late Giacomo “Jack” Vincent Ranalli Sr. and Natalina (Canzano) Ranalli.  His parents had four daughters then were blessed with a son.

Jack graduated from the Archmere Academy (Claymont, DE), where he participated in football and track and field, and President Biden also attended during those years Jack was in high school.  After high school, Jack served his country as a member of the Delaware National Guard.

For many years he worked alongside his father at Ox-Grove Lanes (Oxford, PA), and then later as sole proprietor.  He loved to cook, especially making pizza, cheesesteaks, and strombolis at the bowling facility.  He also loved sports and was a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.  Jack was a voracious reader all his life.  In his retirement he continued to enjoy reading, especially mysteries and thrillers, spending time with his children and grandchildren, golf, meeting his oldest sister for breakfast on Fridays, and working as a security guard at the DuPont Experiment Station in Wilmington, DE.  He received many Employee Recognition Awards for always being on time and never calling-out.

Jack is survived by his wife Linda (Snyder) Ranalli, and their three children:  Lana Dawn Jones and her husband, Terry; John Vincent Ranalli; and James Anthony Ranalli and his wife, Jennifer; and three grandchildren:  Aaron, Daniel, and Ken.  He is also survived by his sister, Victoria Fidanza.  He was predeceased by three sisters, Lucy Angelucci, Ester DeDominic, and Rosemarie “RoRo” Ferranto.  Jack was a kind and pleasant person, and will be deeply missed by his family.

Burial services will be private at St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Heart Association. https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give?form=FUNELYZXFBW Arrangements are by Matthew J. Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc 484-734-8100. Condolences may be shared at www.griecofunerals.com

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