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Robert Ruganis

July 29, 1936 ~ November 19, 2018 (age 82)

Robert "Bob" Ruganis age 82 of Arley, Alabama passed away in Cottondale, Florida on Monday, November 19, 2018. He was born on July 29, 1936 in Pittston, Pennsylvania to the late Anthony and Ann Sincavage Ruganis. Bob spent many years in Wethersfield, Connecticut where he worked as a police officer. He then moved to Plant City, Florida where he spent most of his life. In 2011 Bob moved to Arley, Alabama where he spent his remaining years living his dream on  Lewis Smith Lake with family. He loved first and foremost his family, playing cards on Friday nights with friends, unwavering love of Corvettes, fishing, living on the lake. He spent his free time hitting up pawnshops looking for fishing equipment that he could make a buck on.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shellvadean Garrison Ruganis, and  sister, Faye Doyon. He is survived by his children, Jeffrey Ruganis and wife Julie of Lakeland, Florida and Debra Raeta and husband Ken of Arley, Alabama; grandchildren, Shelly Mancini (Michael), Cameron Raeta, and Alyssa Raeta; one great grandchild, Marley Gordon.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


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