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Galen B. Ruff

October 13, 1924 March 10, 2018
Galen B. Ruff
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Galen Bricen Ruff, 93, of Bridgewater, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Bridgewater Home.

Galen was born in Bridgewater on October 13, 1924, a son of the late Hazel (Cook) and Samuel K. Ruff. At an early age he went to live with his grandparents in the Centerville area of Augusta County. He attended schools in Centerville and North River, graduating in 1947.

He retired from JMU where he worked as a mail carrier, and had worked a number of years with the Rockingham Farm Bureau. He also worked many years with his grandfather in the saw mill business until being drafted in to the U.S. Navy where he served during the Pacific Theater. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. He was a member of Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church.

On April 30, 1948, he was united in marriage to Jean (Mason) Ruff, who survives.

Galen is also survived by a daughter, Linda Sites and husband, Tom, of Weyers Cave; step-grandson, Brian Sites and wife Denise; step-great-granddaughters, Sabine and Simone Sites; nephews, Jerry and Jim Ruff, and Filmore Cook; nieces, Shirley Sptizer and Julia Miller.

He is also preceded in death by brothers, Carlton, Leon, and Glen Ruff, and sisters, Charlene Cook, and Erma K. Ruff.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8PM Wednesday, March 14th, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

A funeral service will be conducted 11AM Thursday, March 15th, at Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Glenn Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors performed by Dayton American Legion Post 27.

Memorial contributions may be made to to Bridgewater Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

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6:00 PM 3/14/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

funeral service




11:00 AM 3/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church

372 Kyles Mill Road
Mt. Solon, VA 22843

Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church
372 Kyles Mill Road Mt. Solon 22843 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Memorial Contribution

Bridgewater Rescue Squad

P.O. Box 268
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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