L. Beinhauer & Son Co.
2630 West Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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Age 83, of Rincon, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Memorial Health University Center in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Ruffing was born in Pittsburgh, and spent the first 74 years of his life there and in Pleasant Hills before moving to Oviedo, FL in 2005 and then to Rincon, GA in 2007. Inducted into the US Army in 1952, Mr. Ruffing was stationed for a time at Fort Benning, GA, and was honorably discharged in 1954 receiving both the Good Conduct and the National Defense Service Medals. Shortly after his return to Pittsburgh, Mr. Ruffing married the love his life, Lois Jozwiak, in 1955 and began his lifelong career in the steel industry, first working for J&L Steel, which later became LTV, and then after his retirement from LTV, working for Metal Tech until his mid-sixties. His fondest memories were of the men he had worked alongside, mentored, and supervised in the military and at the mill. He was a leader who earned the admiration and respect of his crew, a friend who would remain a friend throughout a lifetime, and a father who above everything loved his wife and his children. Mr. Ruffing appreciated crossword puzzles, liked baseball, and took pride in the care and condition of his lawn. He could easily chat with a stranger, made sure that everything was fixed and in working order at his home, and was always just a phone call away if you needed anything. Mr. Ruffing was the son of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Ratajczyk) Ruffing, and brother of the late Joseph Conrad Ruffing of Pittsburgh. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lois (Jozwiak) Ruffing currently of Rincon, Georgia; his daughters, Carol Sommers, Linda Rozinak; granddaughter, Jessica Rozinak Klug and her husband, Raymond; grandson, Justin Rozinak; his daughter Deborah and her husband, Raymond Lorson, and his daughter, Pamela (Schimborski, Williams) and her husband Najeeb Zuberi and their daughter, Aleah; grandson, David Schimborski and granddaughter, Bethany Schimborski; grandson, Austin Williams and an extensive list of family and friends. Viewing hours are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, with a service on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 12 p.m. at the BEINHAUER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, at 2630 West Liberty Avenue, Dormont, 412-531-4000, followed by a Military Honors Burial in the VA National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Respects to the family can be sent to [email protected] or:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 4, 2014
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