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formerly of Highland, New York - Eugene Ruiz 79, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. He was born in Winterport, Maine on August 18, 1934. Gene served in the US Army in Germany, worked at IBM for 30 years and the Highland School district for 25 years as a bus driver. He spent the majority of his life in Highland, New York prior to retiring to The Villages, Florida where he enjoyed the warm weather for the last several years. In his earlier years Gene enjoyed recreational time at his camp in Newcomb NY and vacationing in Maine. He loved the Yankees and horse racing. He is predeceased by his wife Louise Ruiz and son Jeffrey. Gene is survived by his wife Sondra Ruiz of The Villages, Florida, his sons- Eugene Ruiz of Carefree AZ, Ralph Ruiz and his wife Paula of Saratoga Springs NY, four grandchildren (Brandon and Kelsey of NY and Hunter and Gianna of AZ), and several nieces, nephews and stepchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, August 8 from 4-8pm at Sutton Funeral Home, 1 Woodside Pl Highland, NY. Funeral services will be held at 12pm Saturday, August 9 at St. Augustine, 55 Main St, Highland, NY. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.
Sutton Funeral Homes Inc
1 Woodside Pl Highland, NY 12528
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Aug. 7, 2014