Chester R.

Chester R. "Checker" Ruff, Jr.

Monday, June 4th, 1928 - Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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CHESTER R. “CHECKER” RUFF, JR., 90 years of Dover, PA formerly of Delta, PA, died on May 7, 2019 in WellSpan York Hospital. Married January 6, 1951, he was the beloved husband of the late Jane (Mackison) Ruff, and at the time of her death in 2014, they had been married for 63 years. Born June 4, 1928 in York, PA, Checker was a son of the late Chester R. Ruff, Sr. and Ada (Wiley) Ruff.

After graduating from the former Delta High School in 1946, Checker went to serve our country in the United States Army until 1948. In 1951, he began his career with Aberdeen Proving Ground, retiring in 1985 as an automotive testing superintendent. Checker was a former member of Slateville Presbyterian Church and had enjoyed going to car races. His memberships included the Hawks Gun Club of York, Shiloh American Legion Post #791, West York VFW Post #8951 and member as well as past master of Friendship Lodge #663 F & AM of Fawn Grove, PA.

He is survived by:
A daughter, Pamela Jane Ruff, spouse Gina Pederson, of Charleston, SC

A nephew, John Mackison, II, wife Kristine, sons John Hunter and Jordan, all of York, PA

Several additional nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by his brother, Marvin N. Ruff and sisters, Reba R. Kiser and Ruth Wilt

Private services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Injured Drivers Fund, York County Racing Club, 568 Yale St., York, Pa 17403,

Harkins Funeral Home was entrusted with his arrangements.
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Posted at 01:21pm
Best man I ever knew. Will be a different world without him.

Sally Kohlbus

Posted at 01:23pm
To Pam and the family:

Many fond memories of both your Mom and Dad from growing up in Aileston outside Delta. They were good friends of my parents. Sincere sympathy on your loss.

Sally (Wayne) Kohlbus

S. Carlin

Posted at 10:31pm
I am truly sorry for the loss of your dear Chester. I pray that you may find comfort in God’s loving promises at Revelation 21:3,4 and rely on him to carry you through each day, while you look forward to the time when we no longer have to deal with pain and sorrow.

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