Dannie Ruza Sr.

December 29, 1943 - October 23, 2015

12/29/1943 - 10/23/2015

Past Services

Service
Tuesday October 20, 2015
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Visitation
Monday October 26, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Visitation
Monday October 26, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday October 27, 2015
11:00 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions

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.

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Marlyn Marling
6 years ago

Went to St. Alphonsus with Dannie. Did not see him all those years. until last years neighborhood reunion in Bethleham when I told him who I was and that we had gone to school together. I will pray for you Mrs. Ruza and family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Julie shaw
6 years ago

In memory of OBIT NAME, AUTHOR NAME lit a candle

obituary
6 years ago

Very saddened to hear of the death of Dannie, I have fond memories of he and my Aunt Snookie! My prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. God Bless.

Melissa Anthony

Mike and Sheila Whipkey
6 years ago

So sorry for ur loss sending prayers to the family…

Jill Shaw
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you….

debbie thompson
6 years ago

He took good care of my dad god be with him my dad was Michael. Schiller

Amy Schillaci-Zearott
6 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace for your families.

vince mcgrail
6 years ago

Ruza family I just heard about Dannie passing and very sadden with the news. Was a great friend to me. My thoughts and prays are with the family. I will always remember him as a very dear friend.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
6 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Dannie Ruza, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Navy Veteran, Dannie Ruza, Sr., “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Kathleen Michelucci
6 years ago

I lite a candle in memory of Dannie Sr and his family reminding them what a wonderful man he was he will be missed