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Celebrating the life of
Michael Patterson Ruf
Passed away on May 20, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Visitation
  • 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. - Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Rosary
  • 8:00 p.m. - Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00 a.m. - Saturday, June 01, 2019
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523

Dr. Ruf, so very sorry to hear about the recent loss of your son Michael. Deepest sympathy & condolences extended to you, family, friends, coworkers & all that knew him. May Gods word give you strength & solace through this very difficult time

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Dr. Ruf, Holly and Emily: So sorry for your loss. Just know that you and your family are in our prayers. Love never ends....

Graham (Robert and Linda), SAVANNAH, GA

There are no words. just memories. There are no reasons; just realities. It is impossible to imagine a world where you are missing a key component of a whole. I am coming down tomorrow (Friday) You were my students and you all three were and are adored by your angel mom and your sweetest of a daddy, who along with all who knew and loved Michael will gather to mourn. Know I am thinking of you all.

Beth Faris, Cumming, GA

To MIchael, O Lord, and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light and peace. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

W.R. Pettigrew, D.D.S., Savannah, Ga.

Larry, Emily and Holly, My heart cries with yours as you bear such terrific burden of grief. No doubt Patricia enfolded him with love and the Lord will hold him in peace eternally. My prayers are with you. I am sorry I cannot be physically present.

Sister Jeannine, Strafford, PA

Wish I could be there to personally express my sorrow with this sudden tragic loss. Please know I have Michael, and you, Larry, Emily and Holly in my prayers and heart.

Mary Hill, Savannah, Ga

I miss you Michael. I lift you and your family in prayer.

Michelle Strouf, ,

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Michael he was a great coworker and very nice. So sorry Mary Bernard

Mary Bernard, Phoenix, AZ

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. I enjoyed working with Michael, he always had a smile and seemed easy going. Loved it when he laughed as his face would always turn red. Great person and we will miss him!

Sandra Wolfe, Peoria, Az.

Our sincere condolences in this tragic and difficult time. Words simply cannot express ...

Chan and Glynda Whitlow, Atlanta, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Michael was an excellent member of my team at GE. He was smart, honest and kind. He will be missed. His family and him are in my prayers.

Rosa Sanchez , Phoenix , Az

Dear Dr. Ruf: I am so sorry about your son Michael. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Try to stay strong and know that things will gradually get better with time. May God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Bonnie Delvers

Bonnie J Delvers, Savannah, GEORGIA

Dr. Ruf and family. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Ginny & Jack Colcock, Johns Creek, GA

Larry and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Dr. Ruf and family, We were saddened to learn of Michael's death. I always remember your beautiful family across the street from us on Foxhall Rd. Michael and his sisters would come over to play. They were always sweet, loving fun children. There are no words to console you at this time but know our thoughts, prayers and love are with you. Linda-Lee and Michael Brown

Michael and Linda-lee Brown, Savannah, Georgia

Rives and Emily and family, I am so very sorry to hear about ypur loss. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Nan

Nancy Manucy Lawson, SAVANNAH, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss.Michael was a friend of ours and worked with Tom at G.E. He will be missed.R.I.P.

Tom & Pavela Aldrich, Surprise, Arizona

My deepest condolences to the family. michael was a great friend & coworker.I worked with him at GE. He will deeply be missed. R.I.P Michael.

Sherry Muller, Peoria, Az

Larry, I have so many wonderful memories of your family at Saint James Church from the early 1980's. It was always nice to see you and Pat with your little children. I saw them from the early years and I wanted to say, I have some cherished memories of those times. I'm so heartbroken for you right now. I hope you find comfort in God's loving presence. Our Heavenly Father is there for Michael along with Patricia and his grandparents. I'm praying for God to give you strength and comfort you need at this time of sorrow. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Luckett, Savannah, GA

I send heart-felt condolences your way for your loss.

Mary M. Kesslee, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Larry, I’m so sad for your loss,God help you during this trying time ..prayers for you and your family. Denise Hourihane

denise hourihane, ,

Prayers for him and his wonderful family

Patrick Whitledge, Savannah , Ga

Michael Patterson Ruf, 36, loving son, brother, brother-in-law and nephew passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Phoenix, AZ, on Monday, May 20, 2019.  The son of Lawrence E. and Patricia B. Ruf, Michael was born in Savannah on November 1, 1982.

He is a 2001 honor graduate of Benedictine Military School and a graduate of Atlanta Technical Institute with an associate degree.  He has worked for G.E. in Phoenix for the past three years.

He is predeceased by his mother Patricia Brown Ruf, grandparents Gilbert and Eloise Ruf, and Charles and Alma Brown.

He is survived by his father Lawrence E. Ruf, sister Emily Ruf Elmore (Rives-“brother”) and their children Ansley and Logan; sister Holly Ruf Jones (Mark) and their children Peyton, Lyle, Greyson, Finley, and Sawyer; aunts Jeanne Muntan (Charlie), Rosemary Kirtley (Cecil), Linda Knabel (Ed), Jeannine Peevy (Tony); uncle Jack Ruf (Marie) and many cousins.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel followed by the Rosary at 8:00 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church.

Remembrances:  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Institute of Mental Health Gift Fund, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6229A, MSC 9655, Bethesda, MD 20892-9655; Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, (bbrfoundation.org); Southeastern Reptile Rescue, (snakesareus.com).

 

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Dr. Ruf, so very sorry to hear about the recent loss of your son Michael. Deepest sympathy & condolences extended to you, family, friends, coworkers & all that knew him. May Gods word give you strength & solace through this very difficult time

, ,

Dr. Ruf, Holly and Emily: So sorry for your loss. Just know that you and your family are in our prayers. Love never ends....

Graham (Robert and Linda), SAVANNAH, GA

There are no words. just memories. There are no reasons; just realities. It is impossible to imagine a world where you are missing a key component of a whole. I am coming down tomorrow (Friday) You were my students and you all three were and are adored by your angel mom and your sweetest of a daddy, who along with all who knew and loved Michael will gather to mourn. Know I am thinking of you all.

Beth Faris, Cumming, GA

To MIchael, O Lord, and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light and peace. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

W.R. Pettigrew, D.D.S., Savannah, Ga.

Larry, Emily and Holly, My heart cries with yours as you bear such terrific burden of grief. No doubt Patricia enfolded him with love and the Lord will hold him in peace eternally. My prayers are with you. I am sorry I cannot be physically present.

Sister Jeannine, Strafford, PA

Wish I could be there to personally express my sorrow with this sudden tragic loss. Please know I have Michael, and you, Larry, Emily and Holly in my prayers and heart.

Mary Hill, Savannah, Ga

I miss you Michael. I lift you and your family in prayer.

Michelle Strouf, ,

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Michael he was a great coworker and very nice. So sorry Mary Bernard

Mary Bernard, Phoenix, AZ

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. I enjoyed working with Michael, he always had a smile and seemed easy going. Loved it when he laughed as his face would always turn red. Great person and we will miss him!

Sandra Wolfe, Peoria, Az.

Our sincere condolences in this tragic and difficult time. Words simply cannot express ...

Chan and Glynda Whitlow, Atlanta, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Michael was an excellent member of my team at GE. He was smart, honest and kind. He will be missed. His family and him are in my prayers.

Rosa Sanchez , Phoenix , Az

Dear Dr. Ruf: I am so sorry about your son Michael. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Try to stay strong and know that things will gradually get better with time. May God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Bonnie Delvers

Bonnie J Delvers, Savannah, GEORGIA

Dr. Ruf and family. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Ginny & Jack Colcock, Johns Creek, GA

Larry and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Dr. Ruf and family, We were saddened to learn of Michael's death. I always remember your beautiful family across the street from us on Foxhall Rd. Michael and his sisters would come over to play. They were always sweet, loving fun children. There are no words to console you at this time but know our thoughts, prayers and love are with you. Linda-Lee and Michael Brown

Michael and Linda-lee Brown, Savannah, Georgia

Rives and Emily and family, I am so very sorry to hear about ypur loss. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Nan

Nancy Manucy Lawson, SAVANNAH, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss.Michael was a friend of ours and worked with Tom at G.E. He will be missed.R.I.P.

Tom & Pavela Aldrich, Surprise, Arizona

My deepest condolences to the family. michael was a great friend & coworker.I worked with him at GE. He will deeply be missed. R.I.P Michael.

Sherry Muller, Peoria, Az

Larry, I have so many wonderful memories of your family at Saint James Church from the early 1980's. It was always nice to see you and Pat with your little children. I saw them from the early years and I wanted to say, I have some cherished memories of those times. I'm so heartbroken for you right now. I hope you find comfort in God's loving presence. Our Heavenly Father is there for Michael along with Patricia and his grandparents. I'm praying for God to give you strength and comfort you need at this time of sorrow. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Luckett, Savannah, GA

I send heart-felt condolences your way for your loss.

Mary M. Kesslee, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Larry, I’m so sad for your loss,God help you during this trying time ..prayers for you and your family. Denise Hourihane

denise hourihane, ,

Prayers for him and his wonderful family

Patrick Whitledge, Savannah , Ga


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