January 19, 1935 - August 24, 2021
Adolph “Rudy” Carl Spagnuolo, 86, of North Olmsted, Ohio passed away on August 24, 2021. He was born on January 19,1935 in Polizzi Generosa Sicily, Italy to the late Gesualdo and Maria (nee Lore) Spagnuolo. Rudy’s career began as a co-op, while attending Fenn College of Engineering, at Fisher and Associates. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fenn College and pursued graduate studies at Penn State, Toledo University, and Cleveland State University. He began a 35 year career at NASA in 1963 and worked on numerous assignments including rocket propulsion systems, wind turbines, and environmental simulations. Additionally, he worked on the Solar Dynamic Power System for Space Station Freedom and the Shuttle/Centaur Project Team At NASA, Rudy received many awards for his leadership and management of projects. He authored several NASA reports, a Technical Brief, and a number of magazine articles. Rudy was a member of the 1965 Central Softball League Champions, bowling league, and NASA ESD Golf League at Springvale. Rudy enjoyed golfing, cooking, gardening, fishing, playing cards, and travel. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Carol of 30 years; children Vickie (Scott) Fisher and Daniel Klebe; treasured grandchildren Michelle (Peter) Lowe, Kristen (Joseph) Barrick, Courtney Barth and Nathan Klebe; cherished great-grandchildren Ella Lowe and Joey Barrick; dear brother Joseph G. Spagnuolo; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sons Gerald Spagnuolo, Paul Spagnuolo, and sister Carmela Bray. A memorial service will be held for Rudy on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Road North Olmsted, Ohio 44070. Private Inurnment will take place at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park, Ohio. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, donations may be made in Rudy’s memory to Kemper House, Memory Care Fund, 10890 Prospect Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44149 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 22730 Fairview Center Drive, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126. Online condolences and memories may be left on Rudy’s memorial page sunsetfuneralandcemetery.com.
Adolph “Rudy” Carl Spagnuolo, 86, of North Olmsted, Ohio passed away on August 24, 2021. He was born on January 19,1935 in Polizzi Generosa Sicily, Italy to the late Gesualdo and Maria (nee Lore) Spagnuolo. Rudy’s career began... View Obituary & Service Information
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