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Richard "Dick" Lee Boruff

July 12, 1944September 17, 2020
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Richard Lee Boruff, 76, of Kokomo, passed away suddenly at home while with his wife and son on Friday, September 17, 2020. He was born in Kokomo to the late Patrick Roscoe "Bergy" Boruff and Helen Vanita "Peggy" Keeler on July 12, 1944. He married Linda Kay (Eldridge) Grube, and they were married for several years. He is survived by his second wife Dorothy (Fouch) Boruff of 51 years.

Dick worked for the City of Kokomo Street Department for over 25 years. He had a strong involvement in his Union AFSCME, local 2185, where he negotiated multiple contracts. He enjoyed time on the golf course with his friends, watching Boxing on TV, and politics. Dick was a great father and grandfather and great grandfather. He was a strong family man, and would do anything for his family.

If you could sum up Dick Boruff's life, it would be that he was an honest, trustworthy man. "Your word is all you have", is one of Dick's mottos.

Surviving him is his wife Dorothy, children Angie Schaeffer, Tammy Singleton (Pat), Christy Schaeffer (Jeremy), and Rich Boruff (Lora), grandchildren Korey Harris, Mandy Johnson, Jake Schaeffer and Josh Schaeffer, Parker Singleton, Logan Sharp, Dariann Sharp, and Alec and Aaron Lorenz, Taylor Boruff, Cole Boruff and Hayden Boruff, and several great grandchildren, and one brother, Bob Boruff (Patty).

Preceding him in death is his brother Thomas.

A funeral service for Dick will take place at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12pm. Visiting will be held prior from 10am till the service. Burial will follow at Albright cemetery. Pastor Brad Swain will officiate.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Final Resting Place

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Richard "Dick" Lee Boruff

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Lance Shelby

September 23, 2020

I worked with Dick 30 years ago at the street department. He was a good guy to work with.
My condolences to the family. Lance

Cheryl Nygaard

September 20, 2020

Roy and I never got to meet Dick but came to know him through our friendship with Christy and Jeremy. They always spoke of him with such love and respect. I know how close Christy was to her Dad and how much she will miss him. The many happy memories will keep him alive in her heart forever.

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