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Richard L. Ruiz Sr.

July 30, 1955 - November 18, 2023
Visitation
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Tuesday 11/28, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Tuesday 11/28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Wednesday 11/29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Wednesday 11/29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, we invite you to make a donation in Richie’s name to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s TNT https://pages.lls.org/tnt/li/wdw24/machatz  K-9 for Warriors https://donate.k9sforwarriors.org/  or the charity of your choice.

Service
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
2025 Washington Ave.
Seaford, New York 11783
516-781-7637 | Map
Thursday 11/30, 10:00 am
Cemetery
A private cremation is scheduled.
Thursday 11/30

Richard L. Ruiz Sr, retired Port Authority of NY and NJ Police Captain, lost his battle against 9/11-related brain cancer after a long struggle. He fought with strength and determination beyond comprehension. Richie died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital at the age of 68. In the weeks leading upContinue Reading

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Jamie & Howie Klein left a message on November 28, 2023:
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Charlie Giglia left a message on June 12, 2024:
I worked with Ritchie from 1993-2017 We had a lot of good times and worked together during 9/11. He was always a friend. we golfed together , partied together, did a lot of good work together. He was always there for me , as a delegate , boss and as a friend. Going to miss him. God bless his family
Anonymous left a message on November 27, 2023:
Sending our deepest sympathy, From the entire Manfuso FamilyTJ and Magda, Paul and Charlotte and Emilie
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A tree was also planted in memory of Richard Ruiz
Anonymous left a message on November 27, 2023:
It was an honor to have met Rich, even if only briefly, and see what a beautiful family you made. My deepest sympathies for your loss.
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Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tom Cardno left a message on November 22, 2023:
Rich was one of the smartest guys I worked with over the years at the PAPD. He was a gentleman. My condolences to the Ruiz family. ?
Jeanne Imholz left a message on November 21, 2023:
To the Ruiz Family, Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time. · Sending love, thoughts, and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss. ? Jeannie Imholz
Anonymous left a message on November 21, 2023:
Dear Eileen and the rest of the Ruiz family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of Richard.
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M.C. ROSIE ROSENSTEIN left a message on November 21, 2023:
ELAINE BLESS THE FAMILY, I HAVE POSTED ON PAN AM FACEBOOK. HUGS ROSIE?❤️✝️??
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Your family in blue at PAPD Staten Island Bridges left a message on November 19, 2023:
Our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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