Dianne Ruffner, 72, of Derry, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was born June 19, 1947 in Latrobe, the daughter of the late John Benedict Sr. and Anna Marie (Connor) Benedict.
Prior to retirement, Dianne was employed by the Vasco Federal Credit Union in Latrobe. She was a former member of St. Martin’s Roman Catholic Church in New Derry. She loved summer trips to Ocean East in Daytona Beach, FL and was a NASCAR enthusiast.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Ruffner Sr., two children: Gina Dorazio-Goodfellow and her husband Robert, and Ron Dorazio and his wife Jill; four grandchildren: Lauryn and Corey Gianotti, and Mateo and Sophia Dorazio; five step children: Ron Ruffner (Karen), Tony Ruffner, Debra Weiss (David), Teresa Ruffner, and Gene Ruffner, Jr.; two step grandchildren: Matthew and Collin Ruffner; her brother, John Benedict, Jr., in-laws: Dolores and Ronald Messich, William and Judy Ruffner, and Thomas and Nancy Ruffner; and special friends, Bill Gianotti and Debbie Goodman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, John Ruffner
Dianne’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Brookdale Latrobe where she was a former resident, and to the staff at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for the compassionate care she was given.
A private funeral service will be held for the family. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements.