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William "Bill" Ruwe

July 13, 1937 — October 17, 2023


William “Bill” Ruwe.

Beloved husband of 62 years to Marcia Ruwe.

Loving father of Laura Ruwe, Paul (Donna) Ruwe and Mimi Ruwe (Ray Scheidler).

Cherished grandfather of Dominique Ruwe, Rachel (Beau) Gongaware and Katie (Kyle) Slonecker.

Great grandfather of Isabelle, Tasha, Virgil and Dante.

Brother of Lynne Hollingsworth,.

Bill graduated from Hughes High School in 1955, then attending Xavier University, he received his Bachelors Degree in 1961 and his Masters Degree in 1979.

Bill passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the age of 86.

Visitation will be held at Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier University on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 9:30 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM.

For those friends and family who cannot make the visitation/funeral mass, the mass will be livestreamed at : : Mass of Christian Burial for William (Bill) Ruwe

Donations can be made either to

  • the 'Williams College of Business' at
  • the St. Vincent Depaul Society through envelopes during the visitation

Condolences at


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