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Gertrude I. Ruf

October 30, 2012
The Leader Herald

Gertrude I. Ruf, age 82, of Gloversville, N.Y., passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville, after a long illness. Born in Gloversville on May 12, 1930, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Wheeler Kennedy. She graduated from Gloversville High School and was a leather worker for the former E.L. Heacock Company of Gloversville. She was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Ruf is survived by her children, Donald R. Ruf II of Schenectady, Anthony Ruf (Pam) of Amsterdam, Steve Ruf of Bleecker and Lisa A. Petersen; two granddaughters that she raised, Trudy Tsiropinas and Shandra Lovell; one brother, Robert Kennedy Jr. of Fla.; three sisters, Penny Young Morrell, Mary Jo Young and Vera Kennedy Recesso; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald R. Ruf I, who passed away on September 29, 2010. Cremation took place at the Park View Crematory, Schenectady. Interment of the cremains will take place in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Arrangements are by the John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. Online condolences may be made to



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