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August 4, 1960 June 1, 2019
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Obituary for MICHAEL A. RUFF

Michael A. Ruff age 58, of Mentor was the beloved husband of Kathryn (nee Belaj); devoted father of Megan and Erin; cherished son of Donald and Patricia (nee Sloan); dearest brother of Donna (Bill) Sabo, Colleen (John) Steiner, Ann (John) Sopczynski, and Christine (Mark) O’Matz; loved by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mike had an infectious smile and light-up-the-room laugh. His kind heart, generous spirit, and glass-always-full outlook made him beloved by all. He was a proud Penn State alum, an avid Pittsburgh Penguins and Eric Church fan, and a lover of quality time with his family. A big believer in the value of healthy competition; Mike was an athlete, then a volunteer youth hockey coach for 28 years. He was passionate about professional mentoring, teaching, and training, and he took every opportunity to help those around him grow, develop, and succeed. A lifelong learner, Mike was also a distinguished member of many engineering organizations including the AEI PE Exam Committee, NFPA, OSPE, and several others. His proudest accomplishments was being a devoted husband to his wife and an amazing father to his two daughters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday June 5 at 10 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 8560 Mentor Ave. in Mentor. Family will receive friends at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, 37433 Euclid Ave. in Willoughby on Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Interment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Contributions to LifeBanc, 4775 Richmond Rd. Cleveland, OH 44128, would be appreciated.

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4:00 PM 6/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/4/2019 8:00:00 PM
Brickman Bros. Funeral Home

37433 Euclid Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094

Brickman Bros. Funeral Home
37433 Euclid Ave. Willoughby 44094 OH
United States





10:00 AM 6/5/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Church

8560 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060

St. Mary of the Assumption Church
8560 Mentor Ave. Mentor 44060 OH
United States

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All Souls Cemetery Final Resting Place

10366 Chardon Rd.
Chardon, OH 44024

10366 Chardon Rd. Chardon 44024 OH
United States

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