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Thomas J. Ruthemeyer

May 10, 1947 — May 11, 2023




(b: May 10, 1947; d: May 11, 2023)

Beloved husband of Patricia (Muszynski) Ruthemeyer; loving father of Todd Ruthemeyer and Kristen (Ruthemeyer) Hammer (Jacob). Loving brother of Mary Lloyd. Uncle of Tammy (Lloyd) Kidd (Mike) and Paul Lloyd (Kim); and 4 great-nieces/nephews.

Tom graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Business, obtained his CPA, then earned his MBA from Xavier University.

Tom worked for Mercy Health Partners of Cincinnati for 28 years, retiring in 2001. While with Mercy Health Partners, Tom was instrumental in the merger of support services for all four Cincinnati-based Mercy hospitals (1993) and the formal ‘regionalization’ of local Mercy hospitals under one CEO and Board. The facilities Tom built or impacted include but are not limited to Clermont Mercy Hospital, Mercy Anderson Hospital, Mercy Fairfield Hospital, two Health and Wellness facilities, ambulatory surgery facilities, and the Cincinnati portion of the acquired Franciscan Health System. Tom was named Regional CFO (1997) in recognition of his achievements and efforts.  In 2001 he retired as Executive Vice President in the Office of the Regional President.

Tom helped develop and taught the Masters of Health Informatics Program at Northern Kentucky University (2007-2010). He was a popular Assistant Clinical Professor in the Masters of Health Services Administration Program (Finance) at Xavier University (2003-2022).

Tom was dedicated to serving his community. As a Mercy Associate, he served on numerous committees and boards for the Sisters of Mercy, including the Mercy Education System of the America (MESA) board. Other committees/boards he served on include HealthBridge Finance Committee, Northern Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization, the Joint Healthcare Ethics Committee of Catholic Health Partners, and Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, which awarded him their 1984 Man of the Year Award.

Professional Memberships included Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, the American Institute of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, and member of the Financial Executives International.

A dedicated family man, Tom was always fiercely proud of his wife and two children. He loved the outdoors and remained a member of the Cincinnati Nature Center and the Cincinnati Zoo for all of his childrens’ living memory. An avid supporter of the arts, Tom brought his family to a variety of cultural events across the city. He regularly attended presentations at the Aronoff Center and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and was a regular donor to Know Theatre of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. He loved nothing more than to sit on his backyard deck in the sun enjoying their garden, or to sit in front of his fireplace with a good book or British TV mystery.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sisters of Mercy McAuley Convent

1768 Cedar Ave

Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
All who would like to support Tom and his family are welcome. There will be an opportunity for those who knew Tom to share remembrances around 7:15 PM.

Additional parking is available at McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave.

Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Visitation at 9:30 AM, Mass begins promptly at 10:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary
7800 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
All who would like to support Tom and his family are welcome. A livestream will be available at for those unable to attend.

Graveside burial follows immediately:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 16, 2023

5:30 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

McAuley Convent Sisters of Mercy

1768 Cedar Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School

7800 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery

11000 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249

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