Matthew Paul Ruffner, 34, Chief Warrant Officer 3, of Susquehanna Township, formerly of Level Green, died Tuesday April 9, 2013, as the result of injuries sustained while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.
The family will receive family and friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd., 18944 Route 286 East, Hillsdale. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at SS. Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church, 616 W. Mahoning St., Punxsutawney. Afterwards, the family and funeral cortege will proceed from the church to Burnside Cemetery, where Matthew will be buried with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Fisher House Foundation Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168; or at www.fisherhouse. org.