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Larry Ruby

December 12, 1951 — January 6, 2022

Larry Lee Ruby, 70 of Brunswick, MD and Alachua, FL passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2022 at Frederick Health Hospital.

Born on December 12, 1951 in Clare, Michigan,  he was the son of the late Raymond Hayes Ruby and Margaret Elizabeth (Brown) Ruby. Larry graduated from Clare High School in 1970. Larry spent his life serving his community. He worked at the Lansing Police Department as a Jailor. After graduating from Lansing Community College he worked for the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. In 1980 he and his wife Diana moved to the Florida Keys where he worked for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office later being promoted to Detective. In 1987 he became a VERY Special Agent for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement advancing to Criminal Profiler, retiring in 2010.

Even in Retirement he worked with the National Institute of Missing and Exploited Children and with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department on various cold cases. He enjoyed dressing as Santa to visit local children’s hospitals and the many years of working GatorNationals. In the past 10 years he has enjoyed traveling with his partner and companion Millie Dix. Oh let’s not forget fishing with the guys!

He is survived by his daughter Rachel Elizabeth Rhoades and husband Troy of Michigan, granddaughters Mckenzie and Taylor Rhoades; his companion Millie Dix; brothers Irvin and wife Jan, Chuck and wife Esther, Jim and wife Louise; his former wife Diana Ruby of 34 years; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to local Fraternal Order of Police or the American Red Cross Blood Bank.

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