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R. Allan RUEZ

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RUEZ, R. Allan
R. Allan Ruez, 65, passed away suddenly at home July 7, 2011. He was born July 23, 1945 in Hartford, CT to Rene A. Ruez and Viola (Bleau) Ruez. He was brought up in Avon, CT, attended Avon Schools, Avon Old Farms School and graduated from University of Hartford. He is predeceased by his parents and leaves his wife of 42 years, Pamela Chase Ruez. He also leaves his stepmom, Katie Ruez of Avon, his sister Elaine Barrett of Rhode Island, sister Phyllis Ruez of Avon, niece Cara Barrett Bishop and her husband Greg of MA, his nephew and Godson, Sean Barrett and his wife Gina of Rhode Island, and his two black labs Lacey and Tre. He served in the US Army Reserves for 6 years and was a member of Avon Lions Club for over 20 years. He retired from Travel Insured International in 2005. He lived in Avon from the time he was born and he and Pam spent many happy years in Avon until they moved to Rome, Maine in 2010 to live in their camp by the lake. He so enjoyed his camp on Great Pond and his many friends, including Scott Christensen and Gordon Brown whom he could always count on. He also enjoyed his chats with Kerry Oliver at the lobster tank at Day's Store.
Arrangements are in care of Wheeler Funeral Home, Oakland, Maine. A funeral mass will be held at St. Ann's Church, Avon, CT on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at Avon Old Farms School, Old Farms Road, Avon, CT at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Allan's name to Avon Old Farms School, Outreach Fund, 500 Old Farms Road, Avon, CT 06001 or Rome Fire and Rescue Department, 10 Mercer Road, Rome, Maine 04963. A special thank you to all who responded from the Rome Fire and Rescue Department.

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 19, 2011
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