WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Ralph J. Rescigno of White Plains died Friday, Aug. 23. He was 83.
Rescigno was born Aug. 28, 1930, in the Bronx, to Julius and Jean Rescigno, and was raised and educated in Port Chester. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves from 1948 to 1950, the National Guard from 1951 to 1953 and held the rank of corporal in the Armed Forces from 1953 to 1961. During this time, he was a tank commander in the Korean War in 1953. In 1954, he transferred to the Army Reserves until his discharge in 1961.
Rescigno was a member of the American Society of Hospital Engineers and worked as director of engineering for 28 years at St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains, followed by 18 years at Maryknoll Sisters in Ossining.
Rescigno is survived by his children, Michael (Mia), Karen (Bud), and Joann (Michele); second wife, Arlene; stepsons, Jim and Tony (Danielle); two grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; first wife, Rose; sisters, Theresa and Phyllis.
Calling hours are Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Craft Memorial Home in Port Chester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Port Chester. Interment will immediately follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in White Plains.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to West Chester Artificial Kidney Center (WAKC), Dialysis Unit, 234 Tarrytown Rd, Elmsford NY 10523.