David L. Rufe, boro councilman, retired state trooper, dies
David L. Rufe, 82, of Ephrata, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at Hospice and Community Care of Mount Joy.
Born in Freeland, he was the son of the late Louis and Catherine (Biasi) Rufe. David was the loving husband of Eleanor (Finan) Rufe for 52 years.
He loved his grandchildren: Monica and Roseann Rufe, and Kyle Harnett. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son: Philip D., husband of Diane, Plymouth, Mich.; daughters: Mary, Arlington, Va. and Rose, wife of Brian Hartnett, Freeport, Maine.
David proudly served in the U.S. Navy and later went on to serve 28 years in the Pennsylvania State Police. After retirement, he was a security officer at Ephrata National Bank for 10 years.
David’s life of service included being a member of the Ephrata Borough Council for 12 years, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and an active member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church for over 50 years. Among his many positions, he served as PTO president of OMPH School, chairman of the capital campaign for building the new church, and chairman of the parish finance committee.
A mass of Christian burial was held Aug. 14, 2013 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ephrata, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Siconolfi, C.Ss.R., as celebrant. Final commendation and farewell will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.
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