Samuel Ruddie

Samuel Louis Ruddie

January 30, 1920 - February 13, 2021
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    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 2:30pm
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Donations are being accepted for:
Beth Tfiloh Congregation

3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208


Samuel Louis Ruddie, of Owings Mills, MD, passed away on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at the age of 101. He is survived by his cherished children, Stan (Libby) Ruddie and Carol (Bill) Richman; brother, Gilbert Ruddie; grandchildren, Emily (Ben) Rubenstein, Nathan Richman, Jessica Ruddie, and Sarah Ruddie; great-grandchildren, Nina and Jake Rubenstein; and his dear cousin, Evelyn Hauser. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Rhoda B. Ruddie (nee Blanshay), originally of Montreal, Canada; siblings, Israel Ruddie and Dorothy Arnoff; and parents, Etta and Jacob Ruddie.

Samuel was a patriotic World War II Army veteran, dedicated husband, caring father, and loyal friend. He was an excellent business manager and accountant, and founder of a Baltimore accounting practice. Samuel will be remembered as a raconteur, socialite, and world traveler. He had many interests and was an SBA score advisor, accomplished athlete, a skier until 75 years of age, and a daily bridge player until March 2020. Committed to giving back to the community, he was a dedicated volunteer to the Baltimore Visitors Center for over 20 years, as well as a pious member and regular attendee of Beth Tfiloh Congregation. He lived independently at the Atrium Village until two weeks before contracting the Covid virus.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 16 at 2:30 pm. Interment will be private at Maryland Veterans Cemetery - Garrison Forest Road. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.
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Ilene Sweren Jacob

Posted at 09:37pm
Dear family. I am very sorry to read about the loss of your father. He and your mom lived in the building next door to me in Stevenson Village. They were great neighbors and good friends of my parents who also belonged to BT. Your dad and I used to drive up to Roundtop on occasion to ski. We had a great time and besides our age differences we carried on great conversations. He always had great stories to tell. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Ronnie and Randee Glassman

Posted at 06:09pm
Stanley, Carol, and family - Randee and I are very sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have him in your lives for so long.

Robert White

Posted at 02:07pm
Condolences to the family !
City Forever, Class of 68.

Molly Hall

Posted at 06:00pm
Dear Stan & Family,
Atrium Village will not be the same without our Mr. Sam. He was a true patriot and loved to tell stories of his life. He got all he could out of this life and it’s a shame Covid had to take him. He enjoyed all the Veterans Luncheons and lectures we had. He would always come around and give us Hershey kisses. A true hero in our eyes. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and you during this time.

Randi Eisner

Posted at 05:53pm
Dear Stan, Carol, Emily and family,

We got to know and love Sam through his friendship with my mom. He became part of our family too, celebrating holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestones with us. He amazed us with his energy and enthusiasm - for the city of Baltimore, which he loved, and for the work he did as a tax accountant. He was always interested in what others were doing, and was always on the go - playing bridge, eating out, going shopping. He really was an inspiration.

Sam was such a kind and good person - surely his lucky break, getting a typewriter instead of a rifle, and being in charge of payroll during the war - was the universe making sure to keep him out of harm’s way.

Today’s service was a beautiful tribute to Sam. He will be forever in our hearts and we will never forget him.

Randi, Bill, Aliza, and Jonathan


Jerry and Roz Eisner

Posted at 04:14pm
Dear Stan, Libby and family,
Roz and I, our kids and grandkids, will miss Sam greatly. Sam formed meaningful relationships with every one of us! He bonded with all of us and made us feel special whenever we were together. May his memory be for a blessing.

Carl Oppenheim

Posted at 04:01pm
Carol and I send our condolences to the Ruddie family. My parents, Erich and Thelma Oppenheim, were friends of Rhoda and Sam. They played cards together and occasionally we would see them when they were guests at our family Shabbos dinners. For a few years I participated in the weekly poker game. We were also blessed to see Sam at shul and he never missed an opportunity to say hello and pay a compliment.

Lynetris Williams

Posted at 03:17pm
Mr. Ruddie,
You hold such a special place in our hearts. We loved our visits and outings with you. You always had a way of making us laugh and feel good about the work that we do. Your stories were amazing. You took care of our spirits and always looked out for our well being even though we were there to take care of you. You were a real gem and extension of our VA Home Based Primary Care Team. Everyone in our office knew you even those not assigned to you. I know you are dancing right now with your beautiful wife. You touched a lot of hearts and will forever be missed!! Rest in Perfect Peace!!!

Stan, You were a perfect example of a wonderful son. You supported your father and advocated for him to the fullest. Your care was unmatched and did not go unnoticed by the HBPC Team. It was a pleasure and honor to work with you and your father. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Love Always,
Your VA Home Based Primary Care Family,
Dr. Lynetris Williams
Caroline Orwenyo
Jodi Gilmore
Cindy Kim-Kruer
Stefanie Soler
Willie Myrick
Winter Wesley
Dr. Emanuel Osei-Boamah

Donna and Steve McKinley

Posted at 02:20pm
Stan, Libby, and girls,

It has been our honor to host Sam, Stan, and family at our annual Thanksgiving celebrations. Sam was always such a gentleman. We so enjoyed his 100th birthday party. It was nice to see him enjoy it too. We will miss him.

Roz and Len Goldheim

Posted at 02:09pm
So sorry to hear that Sam has passed away. He was a very funny, charming and special person. He will be missed.
Roz and Len Goldheim ( his friends and neighbors from Stevenson Village.

Randy Getz

Posted at 02:01pm
I am very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Sam at Beth Tfiloh and would sometimes wait with him outside after services until his transportation home arrived. He was a kind and charming man. May his memory always be for a blessing! Randy Getz

Myra Krieger & Karen Paper

Posted at 12:41pm
Sam was a dear friend of our Dad, Dr. Morton Krieger, for over 70 years. Mort was President and Sam was Secretary/Treas. of the Baltimore City College Class of 1939 until just a few years ago. They planned class reunions together and we can still remember all the phone calls, correspondence and class lists as they strove to locate and reunite their fellow classmates for the events. Also, we fondly recall the grand time shared when Sam attended our Dad's 90th birthday party celebration. We are saddened by your loss and extend our deepest sympathy.

Patricia O'Malley

Posted at 12:06pm
Dear Carol and Stanley, When I graduated from high school in 1966 and went to work for Monarch Rubber Co., your dear Dad was my boss until he left to start his own accounting firm. He was a great guy and taught me so much about accounting and office operations. I'll always be grateful for his influence on my early life which helped me progress in my career. He will be missed by so many! Deepest Sympathy, Pat O'Malley

Beth Tfiloh Congregation

Posted at 07:52pm
Beth Tfiloh Congregation deeply regrets the passing of Samuel Ruddie, and extends sincere condolences to the entire family.

David Shapiro

Posted at 04:23pm
Dear Carol, Bill & Family, Cindy & I are sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time,

Baltimore City College Alumni Association

Posted at 04:13pm
To all who mourn for
Samuel Louis Ruddie
the Officers and Board of the
Baltimore City College Alumni Association
extend their condolences.

Jeffrey Bank

Posted at 04:04pm
I had helped Sam with his computer for over 20 years. I am very sad to hear of his passing, but he lived a long life, and, as they say, may his memory be a blessing. I feel bad that I was not able to help in the last couple of times he called, due to the pandemic. He will be missed.

Larry, and Marianne Hornstein

Posted at 03:23pm
Dear Gilbert, Stan and Family
We are very sad to hear about the passing of Sam. He was a classmate of my father Earl Hornstein at City, from the class of 1939. We enjoyed seeing him at Beth Tfiloh for services and listened to his stories from WWII, and the old days. It was an honor to see him at his 99th and 100th birthday celebrations. During the past year I spoke with him on the phone, and he was sharp as ever, and he loved his family very much. We will miss him very much.

steve bondroff

Posted at 01:53pm
so sorry to hear of Sam's passing. We've known him all our lives. Steve, my husband, is his cousin on the Ruddie side. Rose and Leon Bondroff. I knew him from coming into my dad's restaurant all the time. He was a very friendly person and lived a long long life enjoying it all. I know repeating his jokes and stories will last you a lifetime of good memories. Our condolences. Steve and Edy Bondroff

Bonnie Caplan

Posted at 12:47pm
Dear Stan, Libby and girls,
I was so sad to hear about the loss of your amazing Father and Grandfather. I always enjoyed his company and made sure to invite him to all my family events and he was a hit at the party ! I just found a photo of Rhoda last week from Richart’s Bat Mitzvah which should have been a clue to me that she was waiting for Sam . May his memory always be a blessing. Love to all of you

Ron Israel and Ellen Israel Goldberg

Posted at 12:18pm
Sending prayers and sympathy on the loss of your father (and mother), who were neighbors of ours when we were kids growing up on Rockwood Avenue.

Joyce Lippens

Posted at 11:23am
Carol and Stanley, I lived next door to you on Gist Ave. Both your parents were wonderful people. So sorry for your loss.

Sheila Scheinin Mentz

Posted at 09:55am
Dear Carol,
I was so sorry to read of the passing of your beloved father. I always enjoyed seeing him at services every Shabbat at Beth Tfiloh. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. May the memories that you have be a comfort to you.

Marty Burke

Posted at 08:56am
Dear Stan and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Sam was one of a kind and my favorite resident at The Atrium. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Herschel BUDLOW

Posted at 08:50am
Dear Ruddie family,
I remember Sam with fondness and respect. He was the accountant for my late father, Meyer, when he owned and operated his corner grocery for many decades. When I was a young physical therapist, he was my first accountant and my wife and I used to come to his home for our yearly tax return visit. I remember, if memory serves me, he was one of the first patients to undergo a total shoulder replacement. I want to express sincere condolences on behalf of my wife Barbara and myself. I hope the entire Ruddie family will be comforted by the many warm memories of Sam, a mensch and really good guy.

Evelyn, Jeff and Iris Hauser

Posted at 07:41am
Dear Stan and family,
We are so very sorry to hear about Sam. He was a very special man who lived an extraordinary life. He will truly be missed ,especially by Evelyn who had a wonderful relationship with him. We all send you and your family our love and deepest sympathy.

Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak

Posted at 07:10am
To the family,
Your dad and granddad was my parents (Nathan & Royce Tucker) accountant for at
least 50 years.I remember meeting him many
times over the years growing up. I am very sorry for your loss he was a very sweet kind
man. What a wonderful life he led .

Bob Schaftel

Posted at 07:24pm
So very sorry for your loss.May he rest in peace.

Norman DuBois

Posted at 05:54pm
Dear Ruddie Family My deepest condolences to the entire Ruddie family on the loss of my dear OLD FRIEND ,Sam. I use the term, OLD FRIEND ,because I knew Sam when he was a member of "The House Of The 7 Ruddies" on Pearl St." in Baltimore, and that goes back a few years.He was a true gem. Norman Dubois Tucson,Az.

Wendi and Barry Rutkin

Posted at 05:52pm
Carol, Bill, Stanley and family,
Barry and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father and grandfather Sam. I have very fond memories of both your parents e when we were kids. Genuinely good people. May his memory be for a blessing and May he Rest in Peace

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