Rudolf "Rudy" Rufer, on October, 25, 2010.
Born on October 28, 1926 in Ridgewood, Queens,
he graduated from Aviation High School.
He attended Dartmouth College, the University
of Oklahoma, and spent time in the Navy.
A longtime Malverne resident, he spent most
of his life in professional baseball, as a shortstop
playing for the New York Giants from 1949-1951,
and scouting for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 25
Loving husband of Margaret (Peggy). Beloved
father of Maureen McNelis (Bob Lewis), Joseph
(Antonia), Peggy Gartland (Bob), Michael (Stella),
Rudy (Judy), Teresa Davis (Steve), and Scott
(Eileen). Cherished grandfather of Kelly McNelis
(Yom Senagor), Monica Noone (Kevin), Erin
Royce (Brian), Rebecca Rufer, Diana Gartland,
Dorin Rufer, Bob Gartland Jr., Christopher Rufer,
Devin Lewis, Scott Rufer, Emily Davis and Rachel
Lewis, as well as great-grandfather of Ryan Teasell,
Jack Teasell, Sophie Teasell, Liam Noone, Lillian
Noone, Reilly Royce, and Ashlyn Noone.
Family will receive friends Wednesday 7-9 pm
& Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Flinch & Bruns
Funeral Home, Inc. 34 Hempstead Ave. (corner
Peninsula Blvd), Lynbrook.
Funeral Mass Friday 9:45 am at Our Lady
of Lourdes R.C. Church, Malverne. Interment
Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Our Lady of Lourdes School, 65 Wright
Ave., Malverne, NY 11565.
Thanks to Jack Morris for this obit.