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“My deepest sympathy to Gloria and family. Sam was one of Mom's (Gail) closest cousins. He will be missed terribly. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Denice Lawson - Adams - Deerfield, OH

“Haven't seen Sam in 50+ years, but he was still family and remembering all the good times we had at all the family functions in the past. Our love...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Carl & Betty Coco - Phoenix, AZ

“Sam, may you rest peaceful in heaven. The life and joy you brought to all of those around you will never be forgotten. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Nicole Emerson - Brunswick, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Sam will truly be missed. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Terri Dottore - Madison, OH

“Sam....may you rest in the arms of our Lord and your soul soar with the angels in heaven! Love, Hugs, and prayers to your family <3 ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Anne & Bruce Warner - Ashtabula, OH


RUTA
SAM RUTA, age 73. Beloved husband of 52 years to Gloria (nee Kolk). Devoted father to his only son Sam. Cherished friend of Dave. Loving "grampy" to Katie. Dearest son of the late Peter and Lucy (nee Cammerata). Dear brother of Jennie Vargo (Jack) (both deceased), Tony (Lil, deceased), Vince (Arlene) (both deceased) and Joe (ex-Kathy). Caring uncle of 16 and honored Godfather of 8. Sam will be missed by his many dear cousins and good friends. (FAMILY REQUESTS NO FLOWERS PLEASE). Celebration of Life Service and Dinner Reception Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30 PM at the Gathering Center of A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).