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Mr. Joseph Vincent Ragni

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“I am Sharon. Joe and I dated for a few years. I spoke to him on the phone a lot. He was the love of my life. I remember the time we spent New...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Riley Burton - Marble Hill, MO

“I'll always remember you love Barbara Bantel ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Rojo - Houston, TX

“We dated and had a great love affair. He was the most fantastic man I have ever known.Love you Joe JoeSharon Riley Burton ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Burton - Marble Hill, MO

“Oh dear Joe, you were such a dear man. You always brightened every room you entered! Blessings and prayers as you enter into His Kingdom! ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Maureen Burke Lehman - Leawood, KS


5 of 20 | Posted by: Maureen Burke Lehman

“We worked together at KDNL for a few years. Being from the South, he made me feel welcome, and I learned from him. I moved away in the mid-80s, and...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Joe Cooper - Atlanta, GA

“My Dear Friend Joe, I'm sending love and prayers to your family Joe. You were such a joy to us all in The CWE and we will always remember you fondly...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: monica Reed - Los Angeles, CA

“To the Ragni Family Joe was a superb person full of life and so friendly. Jim & Donna Mayfield remember the great times in the Central West End and...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Donna & Jim Mayfield - MO

“Miss you darling. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Denise Edgar - Saint Louis, MO

“Joe was one of the great ones. I knew him when I worked in Media at D'Arcy Advertising, and was reacquainted a few years later when I worked at...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: LIz Zempel - Springfield, MO

“RAGNI FAMILY, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF JOE'S PASSING. FRIEND FROM MANY YEARS AGO. HAVE NOT SEEN JOE MORE THAN ONCE IN THE LAST 20 YEARS. I AM SURE HE IS...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: JUSTIN WILLIAMSON - ST LOUIS, MO

“I met Joe in 1979, I was a media buyer right out college and he was the craziest, mostfun TV sales rep - one in a million! When we moved to CT in...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Charmaine Seavy - Seavy, CT

“I will miss you my long time friend..i will alway's remember you. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: angie bonanno - LAKE ,MARY, FL

“I will miss you my long time friend,you were kind,funny,a real friend to me.i will always remember the good times .your kindness,that you had shown...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe, we had so many good times together, I pray you are at peace. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Sarro - St Louis, MO

“Joe made life at KWK Radio one hilarious experience and when the office closed we headed to the Arena to watch Joe take on opposing hockey teams.....Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Gallagher Rumy - St Louis, MO

“Dear, dear Joe: What a wonderful man who never ceased to be a large part of of the Koon family! We love you and will miss you deeply. Thank you ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Mimi Koon - St. Louis, MO

“Ann and Marty would like to extend our sincere condolences to Joe's many friends and relatives. Joe was a good neighbor of ours for many years. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Ann and Marty Epstein - MO

“Joe: My first Rags experience...Boston Bruins versus St. Louis Blues in the old barn on Oakland. The rubber chicken. Derek Sanderson climbing the...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: David Slay - Manhattan Beach, CA

“Joe's Obituary brings back fond memories to me. I remember him in his enthusiasm, ontegrity, and joyfullness ! May he and his positive attitude live...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Joe Hanon - St Louis, MO


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Joseph Vincent Ragni,
Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sunday, October 25, 2015, born September 23, 1934.
Dear son of Caroline (nee Greco) and Mario Ragni, (both deceased), uncle, cousin and friend, Joe or "Rags", was beloved by all.
Mr. Ragni was a graduate of CBC high school where he played football and track; he was inducted into the CBC Hall of Fame. Joe attended Washington University where he majored in business. After college he served in the United States Navy on the aircraft carrier Saratoga, during the Lebanon Crisis.
He was a very active fund-raiser and supporter of Christian Brothers College High School, Saint Joseph Shrine, Winter Opera Company of Saint Louis, Whitehouse Retreat Center and Saint Louis Symphony.
Joe started his sales career at the Saint Louis Typewriter Company. The majority of his professional life he worked at KDNL TV station and several other broadcast outlets as a sales representative. Joe was also a member of the Missouri Athletic Club and the IPC.
Joe loved sports and was a visible and vocal fan of the Saint Louis Blues and the Football Cardinals. He was the subject of several newspaper articles describing his "exuberant" support of the local teams. His lust for life was exemplified by his active social life; he was often seen with his many friends at Herbie Balabans' restaurant in the CWE.
Mr. Ragni was a favorite "Uncle" of his cousin's children. Family relationships were important to him. He was often seen at soccer games loudly cheering on his nieces and nephews or celebrating holidays with the family. He attended the premier of his nephew's film, The Makings Of You, to show his love and support on what turned out to be his last evening out.
Joe's Catholic faith sustained him during his struggle with Parkinson's disease. We are grateful for the loving caregivers who helped him in his later years.
We will miss you, Jo Jo.
Services: VISITATION: Monday, November 2nd, 2015 from 9AM - 11AM at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5130 Wilson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110-3110. SERVICES: Immediately following Visitation at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH. INTERMENT at CALVARY CEMETERY MAUSOLEUM. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Shrine of St. Joseph, 1220 N. 11th street, St. Louis MO 63106.

The Family would like to invite friends and family to share photos of Joe here on his Tribute page. Please submit your photos to: AmbrusterChapel@yahoo.com

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