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“Peter was a great friend to everyone! He never had a bad thing to say about anyone. So many occasions to mention-he was a good penpal-prom date,...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: nNANCY KELLEY - HARRODSBURG, KY

“MELISSA. CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW SORRY WE ARE AT HEARING OF THE PASSSING OF PETER. I REMEMBER 1ST MEETING YOU BOTH WHILE WALKING NORMAN. WE OF...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: BARBARA & ROGER HOWLAND - KY

“My best/dearest/funniest grade school memories are from Pete. To have the memory of his smile is a blessing. I pray that his love for Melissa, family...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Melissa,I am so saddened to know that you have lost the battle you and Peter have been fighting. I am feeling the pain all over again, this time...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Melissa,My deepest condolences and sympathy. I am devastated to hear of Peter's passing. I know God was waiting with open arms, so glad to hold...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Pat Duffy - La Porte, IN

“Peter and Melissa were wonderful neighbors to my aunt when I couldn't be there for her. They went above and beyond and to this day, they are both...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Keith Hazlewood - Fort Thomas, KY

“Melissa, I am so very sorry to hear this news; I know how incredibly devoted the two of you were and all the joy you shared over the years. Please...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Melissa, I'm deeply sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I didn't know him but feel like I got to know him a bit through our stories and time at the...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Ann Marie Games - Cold spring, KY

“Melissa, I'm so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I'm so grateful that I had a chance to meet Peter and to hear so many stories about him from you. ...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Cindy Novack - Covington, KY

“I met Peter when I was in Corp. Real Estate with First Nat'l, Star, Firstar, etc. Bank. He, Jerry and the guys did projects for me at 425 Walnut. ...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Stephanie Schenk - Florence, KY

“I met Peter when I was in Corp. Real Estate with First Nat'l, Star, Firstar, etc. Bank. He, Jerry and the guys did projects for me at 425 Walnut....Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Stephanie Schenk - Florence, KY

“So sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I have wonderful memories of working with him and his crew. My thoughts are with his family in this difficult...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Melissa, you're in our thoughts. Peter was such a wonderful man. We feel lucky to have known him and he will be incredibly missed. Love you, Matt and...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Stacy Koenig - Fort Thomas, KY

“My "Petey" was always one of my favorite co-workers. I've missed his puns and hand drawn sketches since I've left Wegman. We had some great laughs...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Michaela Cunningham - KY

“Melissa, Berz and I are so saddened to hear this. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 36 | Posted by: Louise Wagner - Fort Thomas, KY

“Dear Missy, So sorry to not be able to be there . We all loved him, and he made us all feel special. You probably know that he was our ring...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss and know how much Peter was loved by his wife Melissa. I will pray for Peter and send my love to his family! ”
17 of 36 | Posted by: Sandie Mills - Cincinnati, OH

“I'm so sorry to hear about Pete's passing. My first thought of him was that impish smile. I can still see it now. I also seem to remember that he ...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Chuck Heidel - Longmont, CO

“Melissa,I am so sorry for your loss. Pete was such a great guy and always made me laugh with his Peteisims. Whenever he spoke of you her referred...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: jeannette Mascari - cincinnati, OH

“MelissaI was so shocked when I saw this in the paper today that I had to read it 2x to be sure. I always enjoyed chatting when we would cross paths,...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Mark King - Wilder, KY

“Peter, Peter,Peter, I miss you buddy I'm sitting here with Leah and Gina...they still remember you and Jimmy acting like Santa on Christmas Eve! I...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Debi Jacimine - Lawrenceburg, IN

“Melissa and family, He always had a smile on his face. We are so so sorry for your loss. We will pray that you find comfort.Jimmy, Nicole, Jessie,...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sad to hear about Pete's passing. I have great memories of Pete from St. Teresa. The first memory that came to mind was his impish smile and...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Chuck Heidel - Longmont, CO

“Melissa,So many memories with this man ----the best dry humor along with the best work ethic of all!We did many, many years of design and installs...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Peter, Peter,Peter, I miss you buddy I'm sitting here with Leah and Gina...they still remember you and Jimmy acting like Santa on Christmas Eve! I...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Debi Jacimine - Lawrenceburg, IN

“To Petes family , I am so saddened for your loss. I went to Elder with Pete , At that time I was dealing with alot on problems the others would make...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: andy fox - Cincinnati, OH

“What a great person.. he will be missed ”
27 of 36 | Posted by: Tom Fischer - OH

“Pete was one of those guys that made you smile when you walked in the room. You knew he would do his unique introduction and make you laugh. I will...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Steve Loechtenfeldt - Cincy, OH

“Pete helped us all get through grade school with a smile on our face. I am so sorry for his family and close friends' loss. He will be missed. ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Nancy Gargrave - Centerville, OH

“Melissa, I am so saddened by the loss of Pete. He is the best friend to my brother, Chris so I feel like Ive known him forever. I will miss that...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Laurie Gemereth - Cincinnati

“I'm saddened by this news, I have so many great memories from our days at St Teresa. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace. ”
31 of 36 | Posted by: Pam Beiler Brunner - Euless, TX

“"Eddie Rabbit.... I wish he would Lettuce Alone" It made me laugh then , and it will always make me laugh. I quoted you often Pete So sorry to...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Maureen Monk - Cincinnati, OH

“So sorry for the families loss. He was a great guy! ”
33 of 36 | Posted by: Patty Murphy Franklin - OH

“Pete always made me smile. I will remember him forever for that. ”
34 of 36 | Posted by: Julie Ross - Cincinnati, OH

“Rest In Peace brother Peter. You are a good soul. ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: Phillip Greytak - Bradenton, FL

“Missy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peter will be missed by so many family members and friends. ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Ken and Nancy Fisher - Wapakoneta, OH


RUFF, Peter Gerard, devoted husband of Melissa (Hammerly) Ruff. Loving son of the late C.Sue Luebbe and Charles Ruff. Dear brother of Linda (Jerry) Buckmaster, Michael (Judy) Ruff, Debbie (Andy) Silverman, and the late Terry Ruff, Jeff Ruff, and Sallie Wegman. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Passed away December 6, 2016 at the age of 57. Visitation B.J. Meyer Sons Overlook Memorial Center, 4841 Glenway Avenue, (next to St. Teresa Church) on Saturday from 8:30AM to 10:30AM, followed by Memorial Mass 11:00AM at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1175 Overlook Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 www.cancer.org. www.bjmeyer.com