Death of a Classmate - Capt. Kenneth W. Ruggles - 21st Co.

Capt. Kenneth W. Ruggles went home to be with his Lord on August 9, 2020.
He grew up in very austere beginnings in Mountain Ranch CA, raised by his grandparents. He attended a one room school and went on to graduate from Annapolis Naval Academy. He was a cum laude graduate from MIT with a PHD as a Meteorological Scientist. His accomplishments in the Navy and private sector were many and great. He was a true gentleman and revered by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving and adoring wife, Rita; daughter Anne (Bill), grandsons: Evan and Ethan, sisters: Marilyn (Tim), and Deborah, one brother, Barnaby (Teri), step children: Cherie (Mike), Scott (Alexis), Cindy (Chuck), 10 step grandchildren and 7 step great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by wife Gilda and son Bill.
A private funeral will take place with full military honors at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, CA at a later date.
FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published in The Desert Sun from Aug. 28 to Sep. 1, 2020.

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