From a contemporary press report
Sandy Robert Rufo, 86, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who became a procurement analyst for the General Services Administration, died of heart disease August 1, 2000 at home in Annandale, Virginia
Colonel Rufo was born in Warren, Ohio. He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and served in the Philippines during World War II. Postwar duty included service in the Quartermaster Corps and assignments in Chicago, Japan, Fort Lee, Va., and the
quartermaster depot in Richmond, from which he retired in 1967. While serving in the Army, he attended the University of Maryland.
On retiring from the Army, Colonel Rufo moved to the Washington area and began his career with GSA. He retired from there in the mid-1970s.
He was a life member of the Quartermaster's Association and a member of the Retired Officer's Association.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Annandale.
His avocations included travel and bird-watching.
Survivors include his wife, Joan R. Rufo of Annandale; a daughter, Amalia J. Hayes of Scotland, Md.; two brothers; two sisters; and two grandchildren.
RUFO, SANDY ROBERT, LTC, USA (Ret.)
On Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at his home in Annandale, VA. Beloved husband of Joan R. Rufo; loving father of Amalia J. Hayes; brother of Angie Gardner, Gilbert Rufo, Mary Louise Young and Raymond Rufo. Also survived by two grandchildren, Shannon Burke and Amanda Copeland. Services will be held on Wednesday, August 16 at 10:45 a.m. at Fort Myer (Old Post) Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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