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Eugene D. "Gene" Ruwe

October 2, 1929 ~ October 18, 2021 (age 92)


Eugene D. “Gene” Ruwe passed away October 18, 2021, at the age of 92.    He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Barbara “Jean” Ruwe (nee Winkler).  He was the proud father of Thomas Ruwe (Peggy), Sharon Hafertepe (Ed), Kimberly Bleh (Len), Tim Ruwe (Lori), and Chris Ruwe (Jennifer). His family also includes 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren whom he loved and provided him with a great source of pride.

Gene was a graduate of Elder High School and following graduation, served in the Army during the Korean conflict.  His career was founded in public service as a Hamilton County Sheriff and the U.S. Marshal’s Service until his retirement. He was a member of FOP Lodge 84, and VFW Post 10380. His early years as a volunteer fireman led to his continued involvement as an active member of Mack Fire Inc.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 4:30 – 7:30 at Rebold Funeral Home, 3700 Glenmore Ave. Cheviot, OH 45211.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00am, Thursday, October 28, 2021, at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45247.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Elder High School in his honor.

A special thank you to Dr. Marc Alexander for his support and devotion to his patient and family.

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October 27, 2021

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Rebold Funeral Home
3700 Glenmore Ave
Cheviot, OH 45211

Mass of Christian Burial
October 28, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Ignatius of Loyola Church
5222 North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45247

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