Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 05:06:38 :
Friday, August 29, 1980
William J. Rufford
At his request, there will be no funeral service for William J. Rufford, 66, of Mill Valley.
He died at a local hospital on Wednesday after a short illness.
A native of England, he had lived in Mill Valley for eight years.
He left England for Canada about 15 years ago. He later lived in Los Angeles and Mexico before settling in Mill Valley.
He retired t his year from Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, where he had worked as a design engineer for the past five years.
Rufford also was a part-time actor with various community theater groups, including the Mill Valley Center for the Performing Arts. He also appeared in some movies.
Rufford was formerly a member of the Masons in Lindsey, Ontario, Canada.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Rufford of Mill Valley, and a son, Roger Vincent Rufford of Atherton.
Arrangements are being handled by the Neptune Society. The body will be cremated and ashes will be scattered at sea.
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