Sept. 10, 1931- Aug. 10, 2007
BELLEVUE — William H. Ruffing, 75, of Bellevue, died Friday at The Bellevue Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 10, 1931 in Fremont to the late Mark Ruffing Sr. and Stella (Krupp) Ruffing. He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1949, and married his wife Marcelin (Snavely) on Nov. 6, 1954 at St. Peter Church in Upper Sandusky.
He retired in 1995 from the maintenance department at Bellevue City Schools, and was a well known custom home builder in Bellevue. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Experimental Aircraft Association, and a third degree member of The Knights of Columbus. He was devoted to Right to Life causes and was an avid woodworker and furniture maker and aviation enthusiast. But most importantly a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Marcelin. Four sons, Steve (Michelle) of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Mike (Helen) of Lexington, Ky.; Joe (Helen) of Raleigh, N.C.; and Patrick (Julie) of Bellevue. Three daughters, Sue (Jim) Rosa of Boardman; Jane of Royal Oak, Mich.; and Kate (Chris) Dashner of Strongsville, 16 grandchildren. Five Brothers, Mark (Peggie) Jr., of Bellevue; John (Eileen) of Lexington, Mass; Jim (Mavie) of Delaware; Francis (Jennifer) of Loudon, N.H.; Terry (Sharon) of Bellevue, and one sister, Marylyn (Bill) Kocher of Norwalk. He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Christine Ann.
Calling hours from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Foos and Son Funeral Home; 311 W. Main St.; Bellevue, Ohio 44811, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church, 231 E. Center St., Bellevue with the Very Rev. Keith Stripe officiating. Internment will follow at Bellevue Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial Donations can be made to the Erie County Right to Life; or Immaculate Conception Church or School. Online condolences can be made at www.foosandsonfuneralhome.com.