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“My Condolences go out to the family of Dave Rufer. I didn't know Dave but we graduated the same year at Linton High School. I recall going to his...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Derrick Teta - Schenectady, NY

“To the Rufer Family, Very sorry to hear about David's passing. You will all be in my prayers. Cathy ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Yandell McCutcheon - NY

“mrs. rufer and family,please accept my sincere condolences on the the loss of your son and sibling ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: roger malewicz - ballston spa, NY

“Too the entire family, Please except my deepest sympathy for your loss and my apology for not being able to attend today. Your in my thoughts. ...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Egan - Schenectady, NY

“Too the entire family, Please except my deepest sympathy for your loss and my apology for not being able to attend today. Your in my thoughts. ...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Egan - Schenectady, NY

“Sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Eric Dennebaum - Schenectady, NY

“Dear Rufer Family, I was so sorry to hear today of David's passing. I will never forget the time when I was about 5 years old and I was playing in...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Peg Quinn Scott

“Peter and all the family, I am very sorry to hear about Dave. It is going to be very strange not to be seeing him anymore. There are so many great...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Tony Reinl

“Dave what can i say you were one of a kind and you will be very missed.you was loved by so many, and set in your ways but you were a good man and i...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Williams - troy, NY - friend

“Dave was a mentor, and a dear friend to me, looked at him with respect and was like family to me, he will be missed dearly ...God Bless his family ...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Dee Cooper - Schenectady, NY

“So sorry to hear about David. There are so many good stories and memories. He will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Kurt Gerfin

“To the Rufer family, I will forever remember all the great times at the Copper Keg and all the great softball teams we fielded. Dave was a good...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Doug Bradley - West Charlton, NY

“To: The Rufer family While I have not seen David in seventeen years, he was one of my favorite people of all time. May he rest in peace. Bill...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Latimer - schenectady, NY

“I'm so sorry to learn of Dave's passing. In remember him as laughing and with a smile on his face. I haven't seen the family in quite a while now,...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Paul Spencer - Ballston Lake

“Remembering happy times with you and your wonderful family. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Michael egan - glenville, NY

“So so sorry to hear about David, but if there is anything whatsoever you need please feel free to call me @ 878.5355 or 382.5199 x5353. Again so...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dona Potter - Schenectady, NY

“We extend our sincere condolences to the family. The bible says that Jehovah God comforts the mourning ones ISAIAH 61:4. Our prayer is that...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Williams Family - Port St. Lucie, FL


David N. Rufer 56, died January 7, 2013 at home, after a brief illness.

Born and raised in Schenectady, David owned and operated The Copper Keg in Schenectady for over 30 years.

Survived by his mother, Estelle Rufer; daughter, Christina Rufer; 3 brothers, Edward (Roz) Rufer, Mark Rufer, Peter (Jeaneen) Rufer; 4 sisters, Marie (Russ) Stephens, Patricia (Mike) Peck, Anne (Phil) Osborne, Kathy Rufer, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father Edward A. Rufer.

Contibutions in David's memory may be made to St. Jude's Childens Hospital. 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.