Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Mass of Christian Burial:
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Burial with committal and military honors rendered
by Reynolds VFW Honor Guard in St. Michael Cemetery
Albert E. Ruffing, Sr., age 93, of Birchwood Dr., Pymatuning Twp., Transfer, passed away Friday afternoon, July 1, 2016 in Select Specialty Hospital, Youngstown, OH.
Mr. Ruffing was born in Greenville on May 25, 1923 to Joseph Andrew and Rose Amelia (Mehm) Ruffing. He attended St. Michael School and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Al was employed as a Mechanical Fitter for 41 years at the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Sharon, PA, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, and was a life member of Reynolds VFW Post #7599. In addition, he had been a member and Past President of AARP in Hermitage and had been a longtime member of Alcoholic Anonymous. Al also volunteered as a Red Coat at what is now UPMC Horizon Greenville and his hobbies included hunting and fishing.
On December 30, 1944 he married the former Garnet I. Redfoot, she passed away on February 17, 2011.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Smith and her husband Robert of Floral City, FL, Patricia Moyer and her husband Richard of Las Vegas, NV, and Barbara Stevens of Brookfield, OH; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son Daniel J. Ruffing, four sisters, Ethel Cooper, Mary Ruffing, Dorothy Meiers, and Rocelia Adams, three brothers, Joe Ruffing, Robert Ruffing, and Raymond Ruffing, two son-in-laws, Tom Kerr and Jim Stevens, and a great-grandson Austin Grey.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.
I was so sorry to hear that a loving and caring person has passed from this world. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and close friends as they deal with this loss. You were blessed that he was able to live a long and full life. I’m sure that Garnet, his parents and his brothers and sisters were there to greet Uncle Al.
Patty – So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers
sorry to hear of dad passing Chip
My sincere sympathy to Barb, Patty and the Ruffing family. Your Dad was a very sweet man and Im happy to have know him. He came to church faithfully and always had a smile. Prayers for peace for you all.