The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

October 29, 2013

J. Nigel Ruggiero (Donna Buzzard)

1979 Lakeview grad was self-employed neon artist


- — ALLEGHENY COUNTY – Donna Buzzard, now known as J. Nigel Ruggiero of Harrison Township, Allegheny County, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in her home. She was 52.

Mrs. Ruggiero was born July 5, 1961, in Lancaster to Don W. Buzzard and Barbara Wagner Buzzard Park and her stepfather, Robert E. Park of McCandless Township, Allegheny County.

She was raised in Mercer County and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1979.

She was a self-employed neon artist.

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, John W. Ruggiero; a son, Dakota John Ruggiero, at home; her sister, Susan and her husband Jerry Bowyer, Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County; and her brother, Joel A. Buzzard, McCandless Township.

She also leaves a number of nieces and nephews and a great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her father.


J. Nigel (Donna Buzzard), 52, Harrison Township, Allegheny County.

Calling hours: Time of remembrance from 11 a.m. to time of service Saturday (11-2-13) in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Brackenridge, Pa. Visit

Service: Memorial Eucharist service at noon Saturday in the church with the Rev. Dr. Frank M. Yesko officiating.

Interment: Private.

Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME Inc., 347 E. 10th Ave. Tarentum.