Ruma’s Fruit VP Mark Andrew Ruma dies at 44

Mark Andrew Ruma, vice president of Everett, MA-based Ruma’s Fruit, died Friday, May 16 after battling a long illness. He was 44 years old.

A native of Norwood, MA, Mr. Ruma is survived by his parents, Jim and Mary Ruma, sisters Kate Ruma and Andrea Harrington, and brother-in-law Michael Harrington.

The funeral was held at Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home Wednesday, May 21 at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Norwood at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in Mr. Ruma’s name to a charity of one’s choice or to help someone in need.