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Daniel J. Ruminski

Daniel J. Ruminski, age 79, “The Cleveland Storyteller”, beloved husband of the late Susan K. (nee Kline); loving father of Wendy Diedrich, Glenn Kline, Shane (wife Heather) and Daniel W.; devoted grandfather of 7; cherished son of the late Walter and Adele (nee Polak) Ruminski; dearest brother of Don (wife Debby) and Sharon Majers (husband Joe, deceased); dear uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. U.S. Army Veteran.

Dan was born on March 18th, 1944, and passed suddenly on July 25th, 2023. He grew up in Wickliffe, Ohio and graduated from Orange High School in 1962. Dan received his bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in 1966 and was captain of the basketball team there. He was the owner and operator of a floor matting company. Dan was a social man, involved and member of Willoughby Rotary, Legend Lake, and the Willoughby Rotary Autism Project “WRAP”. He was an avid sports fan and loved to golf, garden, and listen to Willie Nelson in his free time. Dan found the most enjoyment in life going to his grandchildren’s sporting events. Most people would describe him as disciplined, sociable and family orientated. Dan was a man of principal and value. He was known as “The Cleveland Storyteller” and for his famous line “Everybody loves a good story and if it’s a true story, it’s even better.” Dan was a gentle man and a gentleman. He will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Dan to the Willoughby Rotary Autism Project “WRAP” C/O Willoughby Rotary Foundation PO Box 1302 Willoughby, OH 44096-1302; Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 11 AM at Our Lady Chapel at Gilmour Academy, 2045 SOM Center Road, Gates Mills, OH. Burial following with Military Honors at All Souls Cemetery; Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Dan at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) FRIDAY 4-8 PM.  Online obituary, guestbook, and order flowers at

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