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Matthew A. Rufo, age 30, Dodgeville Road, New Lyme Township, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon in Ashtabula Township.
He was born Dec. 12, 1986, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Anthony J. and Jane (Kirk) Rufo and resided in this area all of his life. Matt attended Grand Valley High School and the Ashtabula Co. Joint Vocational School.
He is survived by his mother, Jane, and sister, Jenn T. Soderstrom, both of New Lyme Township; two nieces and a nephew, Landyn Amaia, Braelyn Araia and Cordyn Matthew; and his grandfather, Robert Bolt of Beckley, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony in 2005; and grandparents, Helen Bolt, and Frank and Theresa Rufo.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND CREMATORY, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, in care of, Jane Rufo or the Ashtabula Co. Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention, checks made payable to Ashtabula Co. MHRS Board with ACPC on the memo line, 4817 State Road, Suite 203, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, envelopes will also be at the Funeral Home.
The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff, Jefferson, Ashtabula & Geneva, are honored to serve the Matthew Rufo family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, send flowers or light a candle.
Published on May 31, 2017
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