Stephen Clement Ruf, “Z”, age 53, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 surrounded by family. Stephen was born July 12, 1966, a native of New Orleans, LA, resided in Metairie and later Bush, LA. Funeral services will be held at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 20370 Smith Road in Covington, LA on Monday, October 21, 2019. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed immediately with a funeral mass at 11 a.m. officiated by Rev. Fr. Charles J. Benoit. Interment will follow at Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery 5454 Ponchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, LA. He is survived by his loving mother, Cheryl Raine Ruf Boudreaux; step-father, Stephen Leon Boudreaux; grandmother, Elvire ‘Granny’ Crochet Raine; sister, Sharon Ruf Vennen (Brian), step-sister, Jennifer Boudreaux Bruce (Jason); Aunts & Uncles; Gail and Terry Callan, William and Linda Werling; first cousins; Ryan Callan, John Werling and Ronald Werling (Ashley). 7 great nieces and nephews: Hayden Murphy (Shannon), Mitchell Murphy, Emily and Thomas Vennen, Sydney, Jaxon & Patrick Bruce; and 2 great nephews, Ivar and Boston. He is preceded in death by his father Clement Charles Ruf of New Orleans; grandparents, Hilda Manning Ruf, Clement Sherer Ruf and George Ryan Raine, Jr. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of St. Tammany Hospice for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Tammany Hospital Cancer Center Foundation.
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