Chicago Tribune (Sunday)

Ruiz, Rafael


Rafael Ruiz, 93 of Sonoma, CA formerly of Chicago, IL passed away 06-20-21. He is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Pilar Vanscoit. Adoring children: Rosemary, Ignacio (Carmen), Laura (Tim) McGovern, Guillermo (Peggy), Rafa (Sue), Mary Ellen (John) Walter; Proud Grandfathe­r to Angela, Michael (Cathy), Luis, Chris, Christina (Neil), Megan (Johnnie), Tim (Julianne), Christina (Nick), Jimmy, Paul (Aya), Olivia, Teo, Ryan; Blessed GreatGrand­father to Alexis, Tony, Joe, Michael, Serena, Josiah, Jasmine, Sophia, Jovanni, James, Lia, Sean

Terry, and Emmanuel. Preceded in death by his siblings Jose Luis, Francisco, and Manuela. Brotherin-law of the late Ernesto (Susana) Vanscoit and Julio (Eva) Vanscoit. Son of the late Teofanes Ruiz and Rosa Maria Almanza of Yuriria, Guanajuato, Mexico. Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Rafael worked for over 40 years at the Inland Steel Company. Rafael was a lovable man and will be greatly missed. Funeral mass will be celebrated on

Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:30am. At St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, 601 Aqua Caliente Road, Sonoma, CA 95476. For those wishing to attend virtually, please go to website live stream link www. stleosonom­

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