Ruff

April 25, 1944 — April 27, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Delbert E. Ruff, a resident of Chalfont, Pa., passed peacefully from this world on April 27, 2021, with his wife and daughter holding his hands.

He lived a full and rich 77 years. Born in Glendive, Mont., on April 25, 1944, he attended Columbus schools, graduating from Columbus High School in 1962. Del joined the United States Navy and traveled the world, meeting his wife Jennifer in Bermuda in 1969. Daughter Georgina completed the family in 1975 in Germany and grandson Silas followed suit in 2015.

After spending 22 years in the service of this country, (Vietnam, England, Germany and many other tours), Del worked in the IT industry in Philadelphia, finally retiring to pursue his passion of fly-fishing in Montana and Pennsylvania.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends, who will always remember his diligence, honesty, and devotion.

His parents, Raymond E. and Rachel (Sackman) Ruff preceded him in death. In addition to his wife, daughter and grandson, Del is survived by his three brothers, Darold (Diane), David (Sara), of Billings, Mont., and Richard (Mary) of Ankeny, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the U.S. Navy-Marines Corps Relief Society, www.nmcrs.org.