David Ruby
1955 - 2020
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It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of David Ruby. Born July 14, 1955. Dave passed peacefully due to heart complications this month. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nancy Ruby. He is survived by his sister Diane.
Dave was a lover of life, an extraordinary basketball player in his youth and a rabid golfer till his death. Dave's later passion in life was going to the horse track trying to turn a dollar bet into several thousand. He was an awesome storyteller and collector of friends, no matter where his life took him.
Raised in Libertyville, Illinois. He moved to California and then back. His final destination was Durango, CO in 1994.
Dave left an enduring mark on all he came in contact with after high school and college. In the late 1970s, Dave entered into the construction/drywall industry and continued with his move to Durango. Eventually starting his own business, ""Turtle Lake Construction"".
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family wishes you not to send cards or flowers. Dave, being a ""Brother Elk"" member for many years would have been honored that you send any donations to the Elks #507 in Durango in his name!
David's ashes will be put to rest at their family plot in Ohio.

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Published in The Durango Herald on Mar. 10, 2020.
Celebration of Life
02:00 PM
Durango Elks #507
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April 3, 2020
My memory of Dave goes back to his high school years when he was a basketball "star" at Libertyville High School. He would always grab a few of his buddies and scrimmage his younger sister's basketball team on Saturday mornings. It made the girls' team tough. Imagine a big brother giving up Saturday mornings to benefit a bunch of girls. That was Dave! The world lost a free spirit who was generous with his time and talent. Be free.
Randi Chase
March 22, 2020
March 23,2020
Celebration of Life is postponed until further notice

Stay home when you can, stay safe and check in on your neighbors.

Diane Ruby
Daves " little sister"
March 14, 2020
Celebration of Life will be Saturday May 2, 2020 at Durango Elks Lodge #507
Diane ruby
March 11, 2020
Ahhhh, Rubes ....
We'll forever miss the artistry of your heart and of your hands. Riviera Paradise is playing, and I know that now you're wandering that beautiful shore. You good, good man.

Dav and Susan
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