SALEM, Ohio — Robert B. Ruthrauff, 81, of 11100 Stratton Road, Salem, and formerly of 11860 Middletown Road, Salem, died April 15, 2008, at Salem Community Hospital.
He was born July 29, 1926, in Hartville, Ohio, and was the son of the late Harold and Minnie (Frederick) Ruthrauff.
Mr. Ruthrauff had been a dairy farmer in the area for many years and a member of the Mahoning County Farm Bureau. He was a family exhibitor of Holstein cattle at the Canfield Fair for 50 years.
He was a member of the Salem First Friends Church and the Encourager’s Sunday School Class.
Mr. Ruthrauff was a 1944 graduate of Hartville High School and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a fireman and on the Land and Sea Rescue Team.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Olive “Jane” (Emery) Ruthrauff, whom he married April 21, 1948; two sons, Gregg Ruthrauff of Salem and Brian Ruthrauff of Salem; two daughters, Roberta Graham of North Jackson and Sheryl Hoopes of Homeworth; a brother, Glenn Ruthrauff of Akron; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was a brother, Harry Ruthrauff.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. April 21 at Salem First Friends Church. Burial will be at the Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 20 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
Full military honors at the cemetery will be provided by the Salem V.F.W. Post No. 892 and the Salem AMVETS Post No. 45 Burial Group.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem First Friends Church, Building Fund, 1028 Jennings Ave., Salem, OH 44460 or the Concord Presbyterian Church, Memorial Fund, 10013 Salem-Warren Road, Salem, OH 44460.