Peter D. Ruffalo, Sr., 71, of N. Ft. Myers passed away on January 5, 2014 at the Hope Hospice House.
Mr. Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, WI to the late Virginia (Conforti) and Albert of Ocala, FL. He graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1960 and received a drafting degree after attending Chicago Institute of Technology. During his engineering career he received seven US patents. In 1985 he moved to SW Florida and in 2003, he married Jayleen (Schaaff).
He is survived by his beloved wife Jayleen; father Albert, Sr. of Ocala, FL; son Peter, Jr. of Demorest, GA; two daughters Susan and DeAnna Cross; two step daughters Jennifer (Andy) Harden of Naples, FL and Jacqueline (A.D.) Diaz; six grandchildren Peter, III and Nathan of Baraboo WI, Jessica Cross and Sean Cross, Sam Purnell, IV and Sophia Purnell; great granddaughter Trinity Kuknyo of Demorest, GA; two brothers Albert, Jr. of Cedar Rapids, IA and Dominic of Kenosha, WI, (half) sister Gabriella and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Tina.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.