Penfield NY: March 12, 2016. Chances are you knew John Ruderman. Saw his smile. Felt his big hugs. But in case you weren’t one of the lucky ones, here’s what you missed.Open arms and a heart too big to fit inside a human chest, but somehow it did. Spoiled beyond measure, but always the first to give to others. Fiercely loyal and unwaveringly honest.
He had 53 great years enjoying the things that he loved: family, friends, dancing, singing, crafts, Disney, the Buffalo Bills, the beach, work, bowling, being a practical joker… Really there wasn’t much John didn’t love, both his passion and excitement for the things he did were contagious.
He joins his beloved mother and father in heaven and leaves behind his three sisters, six nephews and nieces and countless others who would also call him family, all of whom were with him — either physically or in spirit — on Saturday morning when he left us.
A Celebration of John’s life will be held Saturday, March 19th beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Spiritus Christi Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street in Rochester, followed by a cupcakes & coffee reception.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Arc of Monroe County in John’s memory.