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Trent Joseph Ruff

Wallingford, Connecticut

September 17, 1965 - May 12, 2024

Trent Joseph Ruff Obituary

 

Trent Joseph Ruff passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Trent is survived by his daughter Trinity, his much loved and very patient mother, Elizabeth Ruff, brothers Robert (Dina Glantz), Kenneth (Debra), David (Lynn), his treasured twin Todd with whom he shared a special bond as well as a secret means of communication - they could make each other laugh about the silliest things, often without even speaking (Ronnie Mendoza) and his sister Elizabeth Guidone (Raymond) who shared their home with Trent in his final weeks. He also leaves behind his cherished dog, Norah, several nieces, and nephews including Robert Ruff III who he had an extra special relationship with. Trent was predeceased by his father Robert Ruff Sr., his brother Troy Ruff, and beloved dogs Doran, Schaefer, Nick, Tasha, Halen, Tess, Emily, Charlotte, Kenya, and Cameron.

Trent was born, to Robert and Elizabeth Ruff on September 17, 1965, and lived in Bridgeport before moving to Milford in 4th grade. There he thrived, making many life-long friends, and excelling in school and baseball. A graduate of Jonathan Law High School, he then received a degree from CT School of Electronics. He remained a Milford resident before purchasing his Beacon Falls home at age 25. We were all so very proud of him, the 1st of our generation to own a home. His home was warm and welcoming to one and all and he was always quick to help a neighbor in need.

Trent worked for Hobart in the early 1990's before moving to Hartford Hospital's (HH) Biomedical Engineering Department where he worked for over 20 years. We've no doubt Trent was amongst the best employees they ever had, servicing both the Main Hospital and Children's Hospital. He took great pride in his work, always going above and beyond until he physically could no longer do it.

Trent’s greatest joy in life, even beyond his love for his many dogs, was his daughter Trinity (Melanie Horton, mother). He so very much wanted to be a dad. Trent worked 2nd shift at HH so his precious daughter would not need to be in day care. He was a true hands-on parent in every way and was completely devoted to Trinity. He loved taking Trinity, often along with his mom, on trips to Disney World in Florida, Austin to see Todd and Ronnie, Chicago to see friends. Locally they would go rollerblading or to the trampoline park. Anywhere Trinity wanted to be, that is where Trent would take her. She was his whole world.

Trent absolutely loved animals, reptiles, everything and anything with a beating heart. He often pulled to the side of the road to pick up injured animals and deliver them to appropriate sanctuaries. Most recently he saw two stray goats walking down the road. He stopped his car, got out and walked a mile with these gentle goats knocking on each house door until he found the correct home and ensured the goats would remain safe. He cared so much for all living creatures. Trent was friendly, joyful, so very funny, enjoyed talking in silly voices to make his daughter laugh and absolutely loved making people smile wherever he went. Although his heart and soul were pure and gentle he would fiercely protect anyone in need. He was always there as protector for the underdog. He will forever be loved, remembered, and missed. In lieu of flowers, please perform a random act of kindness, like Trent would, or make a donation to a local animal shelter.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Milford VFW on Friday, May 17th at 1:00pm. If you knew Trent and have fun stories to share, please join us in celebrating his life which cancer took much too soon.

 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Trent Joseph Ruff hosted by Connecticut Cremations.

 

Trent Joseph Ruff passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Trent is survived by his daughter Trinity, his much loved and very patient mother, Elizabeth Ruff, brothers Robert (Dina Glantz), Kenneth (Debra), David (Lynn), his treasured twin Todd with whom he shared a special bond as well as a secret means of communication - they could make each other laugh about the silliest things, often without even speaking (Ronnie Mendoza) and his sister Elizabeth Guidone (Raymond) who shared their home with Trent in his final weeks. He also leaves behind his cherished dog, Norah, several nieces, and nephews including Robert Ruff III who he had an extra special relationship with. Trent was predeceased by his father Robert Ruff Sr., his brother Troy Ruff, and beloved dogs Doran, Schaefer, Nick, Tasha, Halen, Tess, Emily, Charlotte, Kenya, and Cameron.

Trent was born, to Robert and Elizabeth Ruff on September 17, 1965, and lived in Bridgeport before moving to Milford in 4th grade. There he thrived, making many life-long friends, and excelling in school and baseball. A graduate of Jonathan Law High School, he then received a degree from CT School of Electronics. He remained a Milford resident before purchasing his Beacon Falls home at age 25. We were all so very proud of him, the 1st of our generation to own a home. His home was warm and welcoming to one and all and he was always quick to help a neighbor in need.

Trent worked for Hobart in the early 1990's before moving to Hartford Hospital's (HH) Biomedical Engineering Department where he worked for over 20 years. We've no doubt Trent was amongst the best employees they ever had, servicing both the Main Hospital and Children's Hospital. He took great pride in his work, always going above and beyond until he physically could no longer do it.

Trent’s greatest joy in life, even beyond his love for his many dogs, was his daughter Trinity (Melanie Horton, mother). He so very much wanted to be a dad. Trent worked 2nd shift at HH so his precious daughter would not need to be in day care. He was a true hands-on parent in every way and was completely devoted to Trinity. He loved taking Trinity, often along with his mom, on trips to Disney World in Florida, Austin to see Todd and Ronnie, Chicago to see friends. Locally they would go rollerblading or to the trampoline park. Anywhere Trinity wanted to be, that is where Trent would take her. She was his whole world.

Trent absolutely loved animals, reptiles, everything and anything with a beating heart. He often pulled to the side of the road to pick up injured animals and deliver them to appropriate sanctuaries. Most recently he saw two stray goats walking down the road. He stopped his car, got out and walked a mile with these gentle goats knocking on each house door until he found the correct home and ensured the goats would remain safe. He cared so much for all living creatures. Trent was friendly, joyful, so very funny, enjoyed talking in silly voices to make his daughter laugh and absolutely loved making people smile wherever he went. Although his heart and soul were pure and gentle he would fiercely protect anyone in need. He was always there as protector for the underdog. He will forever be loved, remembered, and missed. In lieu of flowers, please perform a random act of kindness, like Trent would, or make a donation to a local animal shelter.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Milford VFW on Friday, May 17th at 1:00pm. If you knew Trent and have fun stories to share, please join us in celebrating his life which cancer took much too soon.

 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Trent Joseph Ruff hosted by Connecticut Cremations.

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