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Joseph L. Ruffing, Sr.

November 20, 2021

Obituary

Joseph L. Ruffing, Sr. 

Age 98, at home with his whole family by his side, on Saturday, November 20, 2021, of Bethel Park, formerly of Carrick. Loving husband for 68 years to the late Thelma C. (Meihl) Ruffing. Devoted father of Joseph L. Ruffing, Jr., Cheryl Purpura, Nancy (Neil) Lauer, Karen (Rick) Gaydos, Kathy (late Bob) Kruczynski, and the late Janice (late David) Greer. Grandfather of Michael, Stephen, Lisa, Mark, Jeffrey, Daniel, Beth Ann Judy, and Andrew Purpura, Sandra, Cynthia Romano, Christine, Kathryn Hoover, Joseph, Matthew, and Joseph Lauer, David Jr., Aimee Coleman, and Thomas Greer, Kevin and the late Mark Gaydos, and Sara Kruczynski. Also survived by 31 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Son of the late George and Mary (Kiefer) Ruffing. Brother of Helen (late William) Paulick, and the late Charles (Betty), Marie (John) Donaldson, Ralph (Helen), Clara (Richard) Andrulonis, Regis (Loretta), George (Frances), Walter (Lois), Rosemary (Robert) Burry, James (Margaret), John "Jack" Ruffing, and Eileen (James) Wilson. Visitations Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Boron Funeral Home, Inc., 1719 Brownsville Road. Please meet in Resurrection Parish at St. Thomas More Church in Bethel Park on Wednesday at 10 AM for his Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Joe was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America since 1951, a World War II Army Veteran, Member of the American Legion, and a retired University of Pittsburgh Carpenter Foreman. The family requests that all visitors please wear face masks while in attendance.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 23, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Boron Funeral Home, Inc.
1719 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Visitation
Tuesday
November 23, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Boron Funeral Home, Inc.
1719 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
November 24, 2021

10:00 AM
Resurrection Parish at St. Thomas More Church
126 Fort Couch Road
Bethel Park, PA 15241

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
November 24, 2021

Queen of Heaven Cemetery
Route 19 South
Peter's Township, PA 15317

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