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Anthony F. “Tony” Ruff

December 7, 1964 - November 18, 2021

Anthony F. “Tony” Ruff, age 56, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Born in Wilmington on December 7, 1964, he was a son of Sandra J. (Bianco) Ruff and the late Walter W. Ruff Jr. Tony proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and made his career as an Electrician for IBEW Local #313, for many years. In his leisure time, Tony enjoyed hunting, crabbing, and camping with family and friends. Most recently, he treasured the time spent with his grandson.  

In addition to his father, Tony was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher P. Ruff Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Alison M. (Tweed) Ruff; son, Christopher L. Ruff (Elena); daughter, Lauren Ruff; brother, Michael Ruff (Elizabeth); sister, Stacey Carter; grandson, Bentley Leisey; and mother and father-in-law, Edward and Joanne Tweed as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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9 Guestbook messages for Anthony F. “Tony” Ruff

  • Allison, so sorry for your loss and hugs and prayers to you, Lauren and family in this difficult time.

  • To the Ruff Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Anthony. He was an awesome man and I loved the times I got to hang out with him!! He will be missed by everyone he touched.
    Bob Gilden

  • Allison , Lauren, I am so truly sorry for your loss.. my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. Tony will be missed 💕

  • Alison, Lauren and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family during this very, very difficult time in your lives. Please know if there is anything you need or we can do for you and your family, please know we are here for you always. Tony left me with many great memories, and may god bless him always. Rest In Peace Tony 🙏🏻 Thinking of you and your family with our deepest heartfelt sympathy. Love, Ronnie Taylor & Lori Alexander

  • Alison,Christopher and Lauren
    You all are in my thoughts and I am here for you all.
    Just a phone call away.
    Tony will be missed.❤🙏

  • so very sorry for your loss. my heartfelt sympathy to all family.

  • Our sincere condolences to Allison , Lauren and all the Ruff family at this very difficult time. Anthony is now at peace. Anita and Larry Zeccola

  • Stacey, Mrs. Ruff, Mike, Allison, Christopher, Lauren, Bentley & Family,
    Words are inadequate in trying to express my heartfelt sympathy. There is not anything that can be said in trying to imagine your loss and the pain that weighs heavily in your hearts. Hold each & every memory you all have of Anthony, aka “Toot”, close to your hearts and may you all eventually find the comfort, that in time, will replace how you feel now with a smile at each memory of him.
    My deepest sympathy,
    Diana (Farrow) Sage

  • My thoughts are with you and your family. Love Patricia.