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Stephen Charles Rullo

Born: Wed., Jun. 23, 1926
Died: Thu., Jul. 2, 2020


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Jul. 08, 2020
Location: Notre Dame De Lourdes Church

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Wed., Jul. 08, 2020
Location: Notre Dame De Lourdes Church

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June 23, 1926

July 2, 2020




Stephen C. Rullo, age 94, of Ridley Township, PA passed away peacefully at home with his family on July 2, 2020.

Steve grew up in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia and graduated from John Bartram High School where he played basketball and baseball.  The Basketball team won the Championship of the Public League, the City League and the Red Cross Tournament in 1944-45.

Steve enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served on the USS Dayton CL-105 in the South Pacific during World War II.  At wars end, he was assigned to the Philadelphia Naval Base – he played on their basketball team that was voted the top team in the country.

After his naval service, Steve attended Temple University and earned a BS degree in Education and later secured a Masters Degree. He was an educator in the Philadelphia School System for 40 years. 

He married his wife Edna on June 9, 1951 and they were founding members of Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish.  He retired in 1991 and attended his grandchildren’s sporting events, became a regular at the Ridley Sports Club and spent time at the University of Notre Dame to watch his favorite Fighting Irish. 

Steve was the youngest and last surviving of eight boys born to Generoso C. and Theresa Rullo: Michael & Betty, Fred & Isabelle, Charles & Catherine, Joseph & Helen, John & Guilia, Amato & Grace and Jerry & Eileen.

Beloved husband of the late Edna Marie Richmond Rullo.  Devoted Father of Stephen C. Jr. (Debbie), Marianne DiDomenico (Tom) and Kris McCann (James), loving Grandfather of Juliette Toritto (Stephen C. Smith Jr.), Stephen C. III and Michael and Great-Grandfather of precious Stephen Charles Smith III.    

 Also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews.

All Relatives & Friends are invited Wednesday, July 8th to his Viewing at 9:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M. and Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. at Notre Dame De Lourdes Church, 950 Michigan Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081.  Due to COVID 19 all attendees will be required to wear a mask.  

Memorial Donations may be made to Operation First Response https://www.operationfirstresponse.org/   Serving Wounded Military Families)














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Rachael Wilford
   Posted Mon July 06, 2020
Dear Kris, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear father, Stephen. May God bring you and your family comfort during this difficult time. I am thankful that he is not suffering. Know that my prayers are with you and I care.
Love, Rachael

Sheila Kraus
   Posted Mon July 06, 2020
Dear Kris and Family,

I was sad to hear about the passing of your dad, he accomplished so much in his lifetime. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Sheila Kraus

Fran Stellman
   Posted Thu July 09, 2020
To Steve, Debbie, and the RULLO Family!!
Sorry for your loss! Your Dad lived a long life!!
Left the World a better place!!!
Hoping he’s in a better place!!!
I remember he used to bring his beach chair to our PO softball games!!!
Dear Mr Rullo, tell the Big Guy β€œWe need sports back to normal.... Phils, EAGLES, ND....!!!
RIP...... Take care, Steve & Deb!!
πŸ’œπŸ’œ Fran & Michele!!!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈβœŒπŸΌβœŒπŸΌ

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