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Posted by: Tom Tonkel - Huntertown, IN - Friend and Co-Worker   Dec 28, 2011

I was very blessed to know Joe and Linda and my heart goes out to their family. Fort Wayne is a better place thanks to the Ruffolo's generous spirit and hard work.


Posted by: Joanie Pauwels - Fort Myers,, FL - Friend   Dec 28, 2011

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Joe. I worked with Joe at North American Van Lines for 10 years. Unknown to him he was my mentor and the greatest man I ever met. Just by walking into a room Joe commanded attention and respect. The world has truly loss one of the best. R.I.P. Joe I will never forget the positive impact you had on my life.


Posted by: Tom Tonkel - Huntetown, IN - Friend and Co-Worker   Dec 28, 2011

Dear Linda and Family,
So sad to hear of Joe's passing. He was such a nice, kind and gentle man. He leaves a great legacy with all he touched and improved in Fort Wayne. My prayers are with you as God holds Joe in the palm of His hand!


Posted by: Jennifer R. Bosk - Raleigh, NC - Friend   Dec 28, 2011

Joe was an amazing man, he was extremely gifted and willing to share of his time and wisdom. He was interested in making money, but never greedy and selflessly advised us in our early stages of development. He drove all the way out to Grabill Indiana to meet with my brother and me. We followed his advice and proceeded over the next 12 years to grow our small start up company to now employ over 300 people here in NE

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Posted by: Mike Bermes - Fort Wayne, IN - Business Advisor   Dec 28, 2011

I have very fond memories of Mr. Ruffolo when he visited his daughter Julie at DePauw and then years later in Fort Wayne during preparations for her wedding. He was a very loving and doting father to his daughter. I know he will be deeply missed.


Posted by: Katie Pell Daniello - lewes, DE - Family friend   Dec 28, 2011

Joe Ruffolo was a great man who cared deeply about Fort Wayne. He gave selflessly of his time to help anyone who asked. He was a true community leader. Peace be with you Joe.


Posted by: Joe Bockerstette - Fort Wayne, IN - Business Partner   Dec 27, 2011