Frederick Joseph Yarusso (Fred), 75, of Cape Coral, and longtime resident of Warwick, N.Y., died peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral.
He was born Feb. 10, 1938, in the Bronx, N.Y., to Joseph Yarusso and Elizabeth (Coleman) Yarusso. His professional career included more than 30 years of management in the telecommunications industry. He was especially skilled in overseeing the planning and design of communications equipment installation. His career included serving as technical manager at AT&T, vice president of operations and telecommunications at Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for overseeing the installation and engineering of the World Financial Center's cable management system. He also ran his own LLC serving as a private communications consultant. He served three years in the U.S. Army as communications chief stationed in Germany.
He is survived by his wife, Gigi (Kaufmann) Yarusso; his daughter, Linda (Bill) Cook of Chugwater, Wyo.; his stepchildren, Greg (Misty) Kaufmann of Tallahassee Fla., Virginia Morrow of Westtown N.Y., and Fred (Debi) Kaufmann, and their two children, Luke and Eric of San Diego, Calif; as well as many of his wonderful friends that were an important part of his life.
He will be missed by his family including his dog, Django; his friends; and by all that knew him for his great sense of humor and his gentle soul.
A private memorial for friends and family will be held in Warwick, N.Y., with date and location to be announced in the future.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Warwick Valley Humane Society, PO Box 61, 48 Public Works Drive, Warwick, NY, 10990.
Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.