BISMARK -- Arnold S. Ruffing, 69, of Bismark passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born June 22, 1944 in Bismark, Ohio the son of Sylvester and Elizabeth (Simon) Ruffing.
Arnold was a member of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, served on committees at the Bismark Community Center and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Monroeville. He collected toy tractors, enjoyed attending Tractor Pulls in Bowling Green, auctions, farming and camping. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Farmer), whom he married January 16, 1970 at St. Paul's Church, Norwalk. Also surviving are his 6 children: Arnold P. (Tina) Ruffing of North Fairfield, Donald A. (Stacy) Ruffing of Attica, Lisa M. Ruffing of Bellevue, Sheri L. (the late, Andrew) Bischoff of Monroeville, Mary E. (Dan Carpenter) Ruffing of Norwalk, and John S. Ruffing of Bellevue.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Brenda S. Ruffing; sister, Jeanette (Harold) Daniel; brother, Charles J. Ruffing; and son in law, Andrew Bischoff.
Friends will be received on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 2-7 p.m. at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church, 16209 E Seneca CR 46, Bellevue, OH. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Arnold's memory can be made to the Bismark Community Center, 5582 Bismark Road, Bellevue, Ohio 44811 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.foosfuneral.com