Ruffin Nelson Robinson, 74; retired registered nurse; of Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, born in Eufaula, Alabama; died peacefully June 6, 2019.
Beloved spouse of fourteen years (together for 24) to Robert Gerald Schwartz. Loving uncle of six. Preceded in death by parents Vinie Mae "Missie" Swain and Richard Snipes.
Ruffin was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam and Europe. He loved playing "Bid Whist" with his cards group, and also enjoyed attending operatic performances.
Ruffin achieved over 25 years of sobriety, and attributed his coming out as a gay man and his relationship to Bob to his recovery along with other accomplishments.
Celebration of Life to be scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to New Town Alano Club, https://www.newtownalanoclub.org/.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com .