Goodbye and God Bless Tony Ricciardulli
Tony’s kind, giving spirit will always live in the hearts of all who knew him. He was a truly good man, husband, father, brother, son, player and coach. He will be remembered and his values cherished by all the boys he coached in Poway Pop Warner from 1997 through last season, first as a “Roughrider” then as a “Titan”.
We extend our thoughts and prayers to Tony’s family……wife, Crystal…children, Tony, Zachary & Savannah, sister, Lisa,…brothers, Guy and Dean and to his mom and dad, Lois and Guy Sr.
Tony now rests in peace in the arms of the Lord.
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Goodbye and God Bless Brian Dumas
Brian’s love for football started as a 7 year old playing Pop Warner in Altamonte Springs FL. His love of children and caring spirit led him to begin coaching Pop Warner in Sunnyvale, CA while in the Navy. He coached at Mountain View High School where he was always the favorite coach. When the Navy transferred him to San Diego, he quickly settled in Poway and became an active part of the community coaching football at Pop Warner and Poway High School. Once his sons started showing interest in sports, he began coaching soccer, baseball, basketball and of course, football. Brian was not just a coach, he took the time to learn about each individual child and instill positive life lessons that will continue to help them through life.
Brian will be missed by his family and all those he touched. As a tribute to Brian’s life, we can all choose to positively impact just one person the way he effected us all.
Brian left our world full of peace, knowing all the love and support the Poway Pop Warner community was providing Brenda, Brandon, and Bradley. He felt blessed to have known all of you and thankful that you shared so many of your children with him.
We are humbled by your acts of love, generosity and support.
David R. Laputka
June 25, 1952 – May 20, 2015
It is with great sorrow that we announce that Coach Laputka has passed away. David loved the game of football and has been a great supporter of Poway football and Poway Pop Warner. For many years he volunteered his time to coach various Pop Warner teams and, more recently, at Poway High School. David was born in Philadelphia and spent his youth and college years playing football. In high school, he was bestowed with two great honors: He was selected 1st Team All-State and to play in the prestigious Pennsylvania Big 33 All Star game. At Syracuse University he was a two year letter winner and a starter at defensive tackle. In 1974, David was awarded the Joe Alexander Excellence in Football Scholarship and Citizenship Award. The Alexander Award is named in honor of Syracuse’s first three-time All-American. This award is presented annually to the player who takes a professional approach to the game of football as well as the game of life.
David continued this legacy with his diligent and honest work ethic in his career with Cardinal Healthcare Corp, his dedication to supporting our community, and in his absolute devotion to his family.
David is survived by his wife Sharon and his children Taylor and Max.