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RUDDY - E. Peter, Jr.
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Isabelle "Deco" (Bossert) and E. Peter "Ned" Ruddy. Born in Jamaica, NY, he graduated from Adelphi University and joined Merrill Lynch where he enjoyed a 22 year career and left the company as the Executive Vice-President of Merrill Lynch International in Toronto, Ontario. He then moved to Buffalo to join Goldome Bank as the Executive Vice-President where he worked for six years. In 1988 Peter graduated from Harvard Advanced Management Program. In 1990 he purchased WESTNY Pella Windows and Doors with locations in Buffalo, Jamestown and Rochester. After selling his business he consulted for several companies including Pella and Merrill Lynch. He volunteered for or served as President, Vice-President or Treasurer on several hospital boards (Kaleida Health and Buffalo Hearing & Speech), colleges (Canisius and D'Youville), charitable organizations (Country Club of Buffalo, Buffalo Club and Seaside Park Yacht Club) business organizations (AAA and Business Backs the Buffalo Bills), and condominium organizations (The Wildflower - Ellicottville, The Summit House - Marco Island). He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sherry (Goerke) Ruddy; daughters Christine (Howard) Johnt and Paige (David) Laidig; grandchildren Clayton and Courtney Johnt, Caitlin and Hailey Laidig; sister Virginia (Bill) Murphey and Brother Stephen (Euni) Ruddy. A Church Service in Florida will be held at the Marco Lutheran Church on Thursday, July 13 at 10:00 AM. Calling hours in Buffalo will be Tuesday, July 18 from 3 PM-7 PM at Amigone Funeral Home, 5400 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, with a church service on Wednesday July 19 at 10:00 AM at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville NY. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145; or St Mark's Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145; or AVOW Hospice Care Services, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples FL 34105; or Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville, NY 14221.