The Life of Dean Ruff

Dean H. Ruff (1927-2012) Dean H. Ruff, age 84, of Willoughby Hills, died July 8, 2012, at home with his family. He was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Greensburg, Pa. Dean was owner of Ruff's RV Center in Euclid, was a member of Chagrin River Yacht Club, past commodore of Al Koran Mariners Yacht Club and a member of Great Lakes R.V. Association. Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth (nee Rolfe), sons, Dean Ruff Jr., Larry (Pamela) Ruff, Jerry Ruff, Richard (Jo Marie) Stohlman, Robert (Sheri) Stohlman; daughter, Deborah Lanham; grandchildren, Ashley, Gina, Stacy, Kim, Megan, Max, Morgan, Sam, Billy and Larry Lee; brother, Richard Ruff; and sister, Eleanor Hink. Dean was also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Clifford; and sisters, Mary Hagel, Clara Bevis-Brinkman and Dora Steven. The Rev. Dr. Hazel Partington of Willoughby Hills United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will take place at Western Reserve Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Shriners Burn Center, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.

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