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Robert Brady Ruffner

March 4, 1947 — June 24, 2024

Bel Air

Robert “Bob” Brady Ruffner, 77, of Bel Air, Maryland, passed away on June 24, 2024. Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Bob was the beloved husband of Donna Lee (Cobaugh) until her death on October 6, 2022. Their love was a bond of eternal devotion, dedication, and compassion that spanned over 43 years. 

Preceded in death by his parents, Homer B. Ruffner and Florence V. (Wenderoth) Ruffner, sister Barbara A. Babik, and brother James (Jim) M. Ruffner. 

Survived by brother Gary B. Ruffner and sister-in-law Aquilla of Florida, sister Margaret (Peg) Flora of California, sister-in-law Kathie Ruffner of Texas, nieces Kim Bischof, Theresa Droz, Lori Hartnett, Kathy Kovach, Karen Peterson, Ellen Patrick, Cristin Rose Flora, and nephew Gary “Blair” Ruffner.

Bob and Donna were avid sports fans, specifically cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pitt Panthers Football, and the Baltimore Orioles. If you were ever lucky enough to watch a football game with them, you would understand their passion for the teams - they lived and breathed every moment of the game with unwavering intensity and fervor, usually in the company of friends and family. Win or loss, it was always a guaranteed good-time.Travel was another passion. Together, they embarked on countless adventures, exploring the world’s wonders and leaving behind cherished memories and shared experiences. 

Their devotion to the Catholic faith was evident in the way they lived their daily lives. It is impossible to put into words here what that really means, but they lived it. A partial line from a popular poem comes to mind…”every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example” is a life well-lived and remembered.

 A celebration of Bobby and Donna’s lives will be held in their honor, where family and friends will come together to share stories, memories and pay tribute to their unwavering spirit of kindness and joy.

 May they rest in peace, embraced by the love of God 

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