Dannie Joseph Ruza Sr., 71, of Moundsville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015, in Wheeling hospital.
He was born December 29, 1943, in Wheeling W. Va., to the late Michael Frank and Thelma Elaine (Lowe) Ruza. Dannie was a Catholic by faith and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He was a Navy Veteran, upon leaving the Navy, Dannie drove truck across the roads, and retired from Yellow Freight. He was a member of the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years and a member of the Lions Club. Dannie was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a step-son, Mark Gellner.
Dannie is survived by his loving wife, of 23 years, Marlene (Gellner) Ruza; three children, Dannie (Debbie) Ruza Jr. of Moundsville, Denise Ruza of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, David (Heather) Ruza of Glen Dale; one step-daughter Denise (Edward) Coss of Bowie, MD.; nine grandchildren, Dannie III and Ashley Ruza, Faith, and Jeffery Williams, William Jr., and Amanda Higgs, Donielle and Autumn Ruza, and Hope Ruza; three step-grandchildren Sarah, Greta and Samuel Coss; and several cousins.
Family and friends will be received Monday, October 26, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where funeral services will be held, Tuesday, October 27, at 10 am with Fr. That Son Ngoc Nguyen officiating. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.