|Stephen M. Ruddy (BA 08), born March 7, 1959, passed away on April 7, 2012, while on a morning run in San Francisco. Steve graduated from Camden High School in San Jose and earned an AS degree from West Valley College and a BA in marketing from Golden Gate University. At the time of his passing, he was working toward a master’s degree.|
With a talent for electronics, he was employed at Raytheon Applied Signal Technology for more than 20 years, currently working in the Business Development and Marketing Department. An accomplished guitarist and avid sports enthusiast, he will also be remembered for his love of music and running. Completing the Dipsea Race at age 15, he later went on to finish the Boston Marathon and numerous running events in the Bay Area. He was also an active Hash House Harrier in San Francisco, and loved to take adventurous trips with his wife, Fiona.
Steve was the loving husband of Fiona Ruddy of San Francisco; and loving father to Stephanie Ruddy of Brooklyn, NY, and Sean Ruddy of Oakland. Predeceased by his mother, Kathleen Ruddy, he was the son of Michael J. Ruddy and stepmother Mary Rose of Half Moon Bay; and was the son-in-law of Sheila Allen of Atlanta. He was the brother of Michael K. Ruddy of Santa Clara, Victoria Burgener (Eric) of Morgan Hill, Bronwyn Nuuhiwa (Kevin) of Napa, stepbrother Patrick Burger and stepsister Anne Marie Burger of San Francisco; and brother-in-law Andrew Tierney of Atlanta. Steve is survived by nieces Camryn, Chase, Jayne, Rory, Reese, Olivia and Sheila; and nephews Garret, Jack and James.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations be made to the Steve Ruddy Memorial Scholarship Fund at Golden Gate University at www.ggu.edu/alumni/giving/donate.