ALBANY – David C. Ragule, 69, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 after a short illness. Dave was born in Albany, the son of the late Theodore Ragule and Helen Weinlein Ragule. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and the Sage Junior College, and served in the Army National Guard for six years. Dave worked for G.E. for several years, and for over 30 years as a maintenance mechanic at Owens Corning in Delmar. Dave loved the outdoors, especially the Adirondacks, and enjoyed kayaking and cross-country skiing. He was an avid scuba diver and boater for many years. He enjoyed travel, and visited Italy, England, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal, as well as various Caribbean islands, Mexico, Canada, and many places in the U.S. including Alaska. He was a member and trustee of the New York State Divers Association, the Albany Aquanauts Scuba Club, and the Adirondack Hiking Club for many years. Dave was a gentle, kind and loving man who will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Dave is survived by his loving wife Maureen F. Kennedy-Ragule; his stepdaughter Meaghan Mariany (Jon); his grandchildren Dylan DiGiovanni, Jon DiGiovanni, and Cailyn Mariany; his brother Edward Ragule; his niece Amy Ragule; his brother in law Michael Kennedy; and by numerous cousins.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) Diving, Inc., PO Box 2504, Beaufort NC 28516 or online at SudsDiving.org; or to the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202. Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi, Hurst Ave. & Hopewell St., Albany, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.