| Beverly Ruff
Memories from Lorin Denice Ruff (daughter)
We are deeply sadden by our mother's passing. Those who knew her back in the days of the P. I know that she was the sweetest person in the world. We were so lucky to have us as our mother . She was our hero. Always supported us in everything we did. She was our rock. It is so hard for us to talk about her at this time.
Lorin Denice Ruff Welsh
BEVERLY RUFF, 59
Snug Harbor park ranger lauded by NYPD
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Former Staten Islander Beverly Ann Ruff, 59, of Hampton, Va., a retired administrative assistant, died Saturday in Sentara CarePlex Hospital, Hampton.
Born Beverly Ann Scott in Queens, she moved to New Brighton in 1988 and to New Springville in 1999. She relocated to Hampton in 2003.
She graduated from Newtown High School in the Elmhurst section of Queens.
Mrs. Ruff was an administrative assistant at SI Bank & Trust's branches in Castleton Corners, New Springville and West Brighton for 14 years. Simultaneously, she worked part time as a park ranger at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Livingston.
In January 1995, the NYPD recognized two rangers, including Park Ranger Ruff, for their help in arresting three vandals who allegedly damaged Snug Harbor property. She retired from both her jobs in June 2003, due to illness.
"My mom was a strong person," said her daughter, Lorin D. Ruff Welsh. "She battled her illness for six years, up until the very end.
"She just loved her children and her grandchildren, loved to go to Miller Field and watch her grandchildren play soccer, and bowl at Rab's Country Lanes. Every day when she woke up, it was about her kids and her grandkids."
Mrs. Ruff enjoyed traveling, especially to visit her grandchildren who lived in Charleston, S.C. She also enjoyed shopping at the Staten Island Mall, New Springville.
While on Staten Island, she attended Sacred Heart R.C. Church, West Brighton.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Ruff is survived by her husband of 42 years, retired Air Force Master Sgt. Norman Ruff; her sons, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gary Nolan Ruff and Air Force Master Sgt. Gerald Scott Ruff; her brothers, Edward R. and David L. Scott; her sister, Alberta E. Joseph, and eight grandchildren.
There will be a funeral mass Saturday at 1 p.m. in Langley Air Force Base Chapel, Hampton. Burial will be March 18 in Arlington National Cemetery. The Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, Hampton, is handling the arrangements.