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June 22, 2013

Paul E. Ruff

Paul E. Ruff

UNADILLA — Paul Eugene Ruff, 58, of Unadilla, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at his home in Unadilla.

Paul was born on March 20, 1955, son of the late Lenord R. and Mabel G. (Engle) Ruff in Sidney.

He graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1973 and was looking forward to celebrating his 40th Class Reunion next month.

Following high school, Paul worked on the railroad for a time before becoming a local self-employed contractor and carpenter. Paul was a gifted craftsman and built a home in West Oneonta, where he raised his family. He liked to build furniture. He loved nature, gardening, fishing and kayaking. Paul also had a strong love of music.

Paul is survived by two beloved children, Abby and Michael Andrews of Mechanicville and Trevor and Amber Ruff of Endicott; two grandchildren, Emma and Dylan Andrews of Mechanicville; five siblings and their spouses, David and Jeanne Ruff of Spencer, Steven and Joan Ruff of Raleigh, N.C., Thomas Ruff and Julie McSherry of Red Hook, Wayne and Connie Ruff of Oneonta and Karen and Tom McWeeney of Grifton, N.C.; special caregivers, Karee Edwards and Rachel Cooley; and numerous nieces and nephews; as well as his loving companions, Moe the dog, and Brody the cat.

Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, NY 13838.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Ernie Varga officiating.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Paul’s name may be directed to either the Unadilla Emergency Squad, Clifton Street Unadilla, NY 13849 or to the West Laurens Fire Department, 2766 NY 23 West Oneonta, NY 13861.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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