Obituary of Lisa Ann Ruggiero |

Obituary of Lisa Ann Ruggiero

Lisa Ann Ruggiero

Lisa Ann (Kuhn) Ruggiero, of Reno, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at Renown Hospital. She was 52.

She was born on Oct. 26, 1962 in Norfolk, Virginia, to Richard and Teresa (Dorman) Kuhn.

Lisa was a 1980 Awalt High School graduate in Los Altos, California and has worked as an administrative assistant for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, SDV Telecommunications Company, and Colin Construction Company in Grass Valley, California. Locally, Lisa worked for the Nevada System of Higher Education as a Human Resources Personnel Technician.

Lisa has also been active in RISE, Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality, ( that serves meals to our homeless population in Reno. Lisa also supports the Food Bank of Northern Nevada ( and as a Cancer Survivor, the Moms on the Run Event.

On March 25, 1989, she married Michael Ruggiero at Bally’s in Reno. In their 26-plus years togethe,r they had two children Domenic (Cori) Ruggiero and Anthony Ruggiero. Lisa also has a son, John (Emma) Alexander, from a previous marriage and gave Lisa and Michael their first granddaughter, Allison Grace Alexander.

Also surviving are Lisa’s parents, Richard and Teresa Kuhn; her brother Ronald (Linda) Kuhn; and their lovely daughters, Krystal and Victoria.

Everyone that knew Lisa considered her to be a wonderful person and the best of friends. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her well.

Celebration of life services will be conducted at Mountain View Mortuary Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, with a followup gathering of relatives and friends at the California Building, Idlewild Park in Reno.

In lieu of flowers, donations on behalf of Lisa can be made to RISE at and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada at

Arrangements are under the direction of Walton Funeral Home in Reno.

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