Mr. Michael Gregory Ruffner

  • Born: May 23, 1947
  • Died: August 13, 2019
  • Location: Heath, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Loving Step-Father, Step-Grandfather, & Step-Great-Grandfather, and Cherished Friend of Many

Message From The Family

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Michael Gregory Ruffner, age 72, of Heath, Ohio, and formerly of Independence, Ohio; beloved husband of Bonny E. Ruffner (nee Kec); loving step-father of Kelly Screptock (Mark), and Jeffrey Miller (Sandra), step-grandfather of Stephanie Screptock, Alec Miller, and Sydney Miller, and step-great-grandfather of Ashton and Jaxson Smallwood. Mike was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Independence High School. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam, and worked for many years as a Police Office in the cities of Independence and Valley View. Mike passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at The Laurels of Heath following a brief illness. No visitation or funeral service scheduled. Cremation by Busch Crematory in Parma, Ohio. Private interment to be held at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted, Ohio.



Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to learn of Mike's passing. He was a student of mine and a valued friend in the years following. When we had lunch a year or so ago, we laughed and shared memories. May God bless you all.

Posted by Carol Heskett - Olmsted Falls, OH   September 09, 2019

So sorry for the loss of your great guy. I enjoyed my talks with him, swapping stories, lies and laughs. Remembering your story about coming home and finding that Medic "staged" in the circle with the lights flashing, "...if he passed while I was gone, I'm gonna kill him!" Hilarious!
Lots of good memories I'm sure; he'll be missed but never forgotten.

Posted by Bill Settles - Heath, OH   August 20, 2019

We are saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was a good ole boy, always with a good story and we loved his laughter.

Posted by Kim & Gregg Beaver - New Franklin, OH   August 18, 2019

Condolences and prayers to Mikes family. Remembering the great times at IHS and beyond. RIP my friend.

Posted by Sam and Elaine Cardinal - Port Orange, FL   August 18, 2019

Mike had many friends and so wish we could have said goodbye! All of us who called him our friend will remember his infectious smile. God Bless you Mike! We will toast you at our Reunion!

Posted by Bobby DiGeronimo - Independence Ohio   August 18, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to bonnie and his family. He will be missed at chapter 55 of the Vietnam veterans in newark,ohio. We all really liked Mike.

Posted by Michael Swan - Newark, OH   August 18, 2019

I will miss Mike at our combat vet group in Florida. He was the life of the group and well loved by all. My prayers go out to Bonny and his family.

Posted by John Hennessey - Jupiter, FL   August 17, 2019

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