Edward Rutan, Jr.

Obituary of Edward M. Rutan, Jr.

                                                     Mr. Edward M. “Ziggy” Rutan Jr.

                                                                  Orange Park, FL

                                                        Formerly of Poughkeepsie, NY


Mr. Edward M. “Ziggy” Rutan Jr. of Orange Park, FL and formerly of Poughkeepsie, NY died Friday, November 1, 2019 at Ascension St. Vincent's Clay County Hospital in Middleburg, FL.  He was 72.

He was born August 26, 1947 in Port Jervis, NY the son of the late Edward M. Rutan, Sr. and the late Dorothy M. Fellows Rutan.

Ziggy married Anne “Randy” Ross on October 20, 1989 in Clearwater, FL.

He owned Continental Group, a Real Estate Development, Construction Management and Consulting company, for 35 years in Wappinger Falls, NY. Continental Group received the New York City Landmarks Commission award for the renovation of a historic cast iron building and won the Dutchess County Economic Development Business Excellence award for commercial real estate deal of the year, bringing the Gap Distribution Center to the region, creating more than 1,000 jobs.

Ziggy was a life member of the Port Jervis Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are:

Loving wife of 30 years, Anne “Randy” Rutan                                   At Home

Daughter: Christine Fantauzzi and her husband, Zachary                Saratoga Springs, NY

Step-Son: Ross Bersot                                                                       Moraga, CA

Step-Daughter: Audrey Bersot                                                           Jacksonville, FL

Sister:  Pam Rutan Dillmuth and her husband, Douglas                   Matamoras, PA

Granddaughters: Olivia and Penelope Bersot and Isabelle Fantauzzi

Also several nieces and nephews

Friends and family are invited to visit on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm.

Funeral services and a burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY will be held privately at the convenience of the family at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com



6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Gray Parker Funeral Home
100 East Main St
Port Jervis, New York, United States
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