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Richard Ruffing

d. March 20, 2022

Born to the late Joseph Valentine Ruffing and Mildred Eddis Ringer on May 2, 1928. Fell asleep in death on Sunday March 20, 2022, at Novant Health Hospital in Salisbury, NC at the age of 93. Survived by wife Judy Mae Ruffing of 7 years. His brothers Newton (Alice) of New Paltz, NY and Regis (Joan) of Lawrenceville, GA. His children Richard A. Ruffing (Claudia) of Pittsburgh, PA John R. Ruffing (Debra) of Washington, PA. Judy Watt (James) of Prosperity, PA. Richard had 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Stepchildren Nancy McCumber (Ken), Rhonda Tracy (Steve), Debra Sanchez (Rick) and their children & grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his brother John “Jack” (Joanne) of Greenville, PA. His daughter Jerilyn of Washington, PA.

Richard started caring for those He loved at an early age. After the death of His Dad, Richard began taking care of his younger brothers. By age 23 you could find him working under the hood of a car. No surprise that He chose to be a heavy machine/equipment mechanic. He retired on December 2, 1991.

He dedicated his life to Jehovah in 1995, since then served as a full-time minister and congregation Elder. He was a member of the West Salisbury Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Serving alongside many loving brothers and sisters, Richard kept the words of Revelation 21:3,4 close to his heart, a promise from God, ‘No more suffering, pain or death’. He looks forward to a time when he will have perfect health and can travel the world as a paradise, just as Jehovah God intended it to be!

There will be no public services held. Inurnment will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

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