Oliver A. Ruff

Profile Updated: August 27, 2020
Oliver A. Ruff
Residing In Evanston, IL USA
Spouse/Partner Emma L. Ruff
Occupation Retired Educator
Children Olivia born 1975; and Vonyea born 1978. Both of them finished college, and have secured a path in life More…that they feel comfortable with.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I have three grand children from my daughters. My precious grandson who just turned three, is my joy. His name is Ayden Oliver! I retired after thirty-six years of working in the education field as: teacher; building assistant for student affairs/Skiles Junior High; assistant principal/Skiles Junior High; principal, professional development coordinator; administrative leadership support team member, and currently as an educational consultant. I have always valued working with youngsters, and anyone who is seemingly in need of improvement or assistance. I believe that has been my passion or calling.

School Story

I have no specific stories, I have many precious memories of academic, humanistic, and athletic stories that I relish. Persons such as Roy Houston, Joe Martin, Bill Tomlinson, Steve Jesser, and so many others that I can't enumerate upon. I was surrounded by many friends and acquaintances who helped to mold my life and character. Those of you who are wondering why you don't see your names, you were quite instrumental in my life. I thank you for whatever part you played. Thank you for the fun, good, and not so good times. You have to classify your role, not me.

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May
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May 06, 2021 at 4:42 PM

Dear Jean,

Happy belated birthday wishes to a wonderful young lady. Please forgive my procrastination, but the intention is still there to convey to you the best wishes possible for another year of happiness and good health? Please give Mark my regards and greetings? Happy Mother's Day to you as well.

All the best to you and Mark,

Oliver

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May 06, 2021 at 3:33 PM

Dear Marc,

Happy blessed birthday wishes to you. This is another year of joy and appreciation for experiencing the mysteries of a new year. All the best to you and your family.

Blessings,

Oliver

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Feb
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Feb 19, 2021 at 11:06 PM

Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 at 10:23 AM

Dear Jim,

Happy blessed birthday greetings to you. I hope that you're well and safe. Enjoy your day and happy new year. Much love and blessings!

All the best,

Oliver

Feb
07
Feb 07, 2021 at 10:33 PM

Dear Linda,

Happy blessed birthday celebration to you and all the best for many more years to come. Hopefully, you were able to relax and enjoy the superbowl game. My bias was for the KC Chiefs because I attended school in Kansas. However, I am excited for what Miami Bucs did with their talents. Celebrate regardless of whomever you were cheering for. This is your day and year for joy and good health. Stay safe and take care of yourself. Much love and blessings!

Oliver

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Feb
04
Feb 04, 2021 at 12:16 PM

Dear Mark,

Happy blessed birthday my friend. I am sure that your dear friend (Mary Ann Pettigrew) is wishing you a happy birthday with a ton of expletives being adorned upon your celebratory behaviors. She loved and appreciated you. She spoke highly of you and Kal shortly before her demise. You both were impactful to her during our youthful educational years. Enjoy your day and year of celebration. Much love and appreciation!

Blessings,

Oliver

Jan
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Jan 19, 2021 at 11:06 AM
Oliver A. Ruff has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Jan
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Jan 17, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Dear Classmates,

All of your comments are very relevant and accurate.  I don't have to say anything.  I echo all of the comments previously made.  I had my conversations with Mary Ann during my time with her as she was passing away.  She was very coherent during those ocassions.  Uniqueness, one of a kind, loving, repulsive, fearful, caring, defiant, compliant, inclusive, exclusionary, but precious.  Those are some of the applied adjectives that we all might associate with her at one time or another.  We loved her for who she was not for who we wanted her to be.  Prayers to Kathy, her family, and all of her many friends and acquaintances.

 

Blessings,

Oliver

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Jan 17, 2021 at 3:33 PM

Posted on: Jan 17, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Dear Roberta,

Happy blessed birthday blessings to you. You have a special place in my heart but especially because you share a birthday date with my wife. I trust and pray that your day will be one of joy, love, peace, family, friends, and all of the things that make you happy. However, please adhere to all of the Covid protocols? Much love and blessings to you, your husband, and entire family structure. All the best to you!

Ollie/Oliver

Oliver A. Ruff has left an In Memory comment for Glen Terras.
Jan
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Jan 16, 2021 at 6:11 PM

To the Glen Terras Family and Classmates,

It is always difficult to find words to express appropriate feelings when a person of whom you know and appreciate leaves you.  None of us want that to happen but unfortunately we all will be taking that final journey.  I just want my life to say as Glen's life manifested, he did some of the things that he enjoyed and attempted to make people happy through his music.  If we all can help others find a sense of worth, we have created a value that helps others live life with purpose.   I believe that Glen had a purpose in life and he lived it.  My condolences to his wife and entire family.  

Oliver/Ollie

Oliver A. Ruff has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Jan 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Dear Michele,

There is nothing that I can say that has not already been stated.  You both were fabulous individuals who loved each other and that radiated with others.  I truly offer my most sincere condolences and blessings to you and your entire family.  Michael's memory and legacy will be enshrined in our hearts and lives forever.  Keep the spirit of love and caring for others going, maybe it can become contagious with those who might not engender it at this time.  Much love, sympathy, and blessings to you!

Oliver/Ollie

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Jan
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Jan 17, 2021 at 7:39 PM

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021 at 6:26 PM

Dear Wendy,

Good afternoon, I hope that all is well. No, Mary Ann did not die of Covid. She succumbed to Cancer. Please take care and stay well. Much love and blessings!

Oliver

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Jan
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Jan 14, 2021 at 12:38 PM

Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Dear Karen,

Happy blessed birthday wishes my friend. It has been a long time since we have seen each other. Again, it was an honor and pleasure working with you during our planning sessions for the previous reunion. Others need to get that great experience. It is time consuming and challenging but worthwhile.

Incidentally, I wanted to share with you that Mary Ann Pettigrew passed away on Tuesday. There is no official information on the services at this time.

Happy New Year to you and David. Please stay safe and healthy?

All the best for a blessed new year.

Love and blessings,

Oliver

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Jan
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Jan 10, 2021 at 11:48 AM

Posted on: Jan 09, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Dear David,

Happy blessed birthday wishes to a nice young man. Enjoy your day with celebration and the blessings of those around you. Thanks for the service that you provided for this country. All the best to you and know that you are loved. Happy New Year!

Blessings and Happy Birthday,

Oliver

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Jan
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Jan 07, 2021 at 11:25 AM

Posted on: Jan 06, 2021 at 10:08 AM

Dear Frank,

Happy blessed birthday wishes for my longtime friend and classmate from junior high school through ETHS. You truly have made me proud of your career and life. I hope that your birthday will provide for you the many great things that you have done for others. May the joys, love, and friendly relationships continue to embrace you during this celebration and always. All the best to you! Much love and blessings!

Oliver

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Jan
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Jan 03, 2021 at 11:34 PM

Dear Lynn,

Happy blessed birthday wishes to you. I miss seeing you during the class reunion meetings. I hope that you enjoy your special day. Much love and blessings to you. All the best to you and your husband for another year of celebration. Please take care and stay safe!

Oliver

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Jan
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Jan 04, 2021 at 1:06 PM

Posted on: Jan 03, 2021 at 11:30 PM

Dear Maureen,

Happy blessed birthday wishes. I truly hope that your day was one of joy and family enchantment. It is a blessing as we navigate the chronological ladder. Please stay safe and healthy! All the best to you for many more years of love and friendship. Incidentally, today was our grandson's eighth birthday celebration. I will remember your birthday being on the same day as his. Much love and appreciation!

Oliver

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Jan
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Jan 15, 2021 at 11:53 AM

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020 at 10:37 AM

Dear Leslie,

Happy blessed birthday celebration! I trust that you will have joy, good health, and safety during the new year. All the best to you for many more years to come.

Oliver

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Dec
11
Dec 11, 2020 at 4:55 PM

Dear Nick,

Happy blessed birthday wishes to you. I hope that you will have a pre-Christmas celebration with your special birthday plans. All the best to you. We have known each other for over sixty-three years. I wish for you continued health and blessings. Much love and blessings for a future of good health and safety. Please give Charlene my regards and love?

Happy Birthday,

Oliver and Emma

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Dec
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Dec 08, 2020 at 5:09 PM

Posted on: Dec 08, 2020 at 10:23 AM

Dear Debbie,

I believed that I wished you a happy birthday greeting before. However, if I failed to post it, I apologize. Enjoy your day of blessings and love from Brian and all of us who love you. Continue enjoying the benefits of retirement. Happy holidays and many more years to come with great health.

Please stay safe and healthy!

Much love and blessings,

Oliver and Emma

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Dec 08, 2020 at 5:13 PM

Posted on: Dec 08, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Dear Richard,

Happy blessed birthday wishes my friend. I hope that you will continually celebrate many more years of joy with your wonderful wife Celo. I know that she will provide you with the joy that makes living another day enjoyable during these times. Realizing that this is your day, we want to extent to you our greatest blessings and birthday wishes. Even though we don't communicate regularly, we feel a kinship in our relationship.

A point of information, someone seems to have hacked your facebook. I continually get messages from you that don't sound like you. This just began a couple days ago. Please check it to confirm or cancel my speculation?

All the best to Celo.

Much love and blessings,

Oliver and Emma