Ralph Shicatano

  • Born: October 6, 1930
  • Died: September 24, 2019
  • Location: Upper Chichester, Delaware

D'Anjolell - Stigale Memorial Home and Cremation Services

3260 Concord Road
Aston, PA 19014

Tel. (610) 497-5505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother


Ralph Shicatano aged 88 years of Upper Chichester and formerly of South Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at his home, on September 24, 2019.
Married 62 years to Mary D. ( nee DeCesaris ) Shicatano. Devoted and loving father of Michele ( Eric ) Roberts, Ralph ( Regina ) Shicatano and Gina ( Vincent ) DiPaolo ; cherished grandfather to his eight grandchildren: Lauren (Robert), Nicole, Angela, Julia, Vincent, Nina, Anthony and Mario; dear brother of Marie ( Frank ) Glaviano and the late Francis Thomas Shicatano.
Ralph was a painter at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and was also a dedicated employee of The Philadelphia Bulletin and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He was extremely talented with all things mechanical and was known for his meticulous work. Ralph was a talented musician, appreciated big band music and loved watching Lawrence Welk. He was a great lover of animals and in his retirement he took up woodworking as a hobby. But nothing was more important to him than his family and he made that evident every day of his life.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Ralph's viewing on Sunday, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm., and on Monday, from 8:30 – 9:30 am., at the D'ANJOLELL – STIGALE Memorial Home, 3260 Concord Road in Aston, PA 19014. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am., in Saint Joseph R.C. Church. Interment will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery – Marple Township. Memorial contributions in his name, are requested to the Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063 / www.providenceac.org.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ralph was one of the first neighbors, when we moved to Trophy Drive, to interact with us. He always would say, "I see your husband with the girls, he's a good dad or I see you running to the bus stop, you are good mom". He was always pleasant and asking about our family. In the last few years, Landry (our little one) found joy in visiting with Ralph, Mary and his children as they cared for their parents, our 7yo, with a very old soul and a ton of sass. I believe that you can tell a lot about a family, by what happens when they need to lean on each other the most, it was especially heartwarming (to me) to see cars at the house all the time - children and grandchildren, chipping in to take care of both Ralph and Mary. We were blessed to have known Ralph for the last 13 years, his light will be missed. The Egan Family

Posted by Patience Egan - Boothwyn, PA - Neighbor   September 27, 2019

Love you Uncle Buddy! So many memories. Sending Love to my beautiful cousins and Aunt and all of the grandchildren that Uncle Buddy adored. xxox

Posted by GraceAnn De Cesaris-Subach - Elverson, PA - Family   September 26, 2019

My condolences to the Shicatano Family

Posted by MIchael B. Smith - Phoenixville, PA - Neighbor   September 26, 2019

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