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Title: Jeff Ruiz - Celebration of Life - Sunday Feb 12 2012
Post by: Richy Carrasco on February 09, 2012, 09:04:57 PM
Jeff Ruiz

Noted 70's Hobie Skateboard Photographer & Creative Director, Jeff Ruiz, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2012. He was born July 14, 1947 in Santa Monica, Ca.

Many in the Skate and Surf Community knew that Jeff attended Pasadena Art Institute and pursued a successful career in the field of graphic arts. Jeff became the creative force in the 70's while on staff at Hobie Skateboards. His duties were creative director, photographer, and illustrator. During that time, Jeff also was a contributing photographer for Skateboarder Magazine. His many friends & colleagues also knew Jeff by his many nicknames, aka: " El Hefe," Buffalo," " Paco," and "Jeff Reece."

A memorial service for Jeff Ruiz will held on Sunday, February 12, @ 2:00 PM at Christ Lutheran Church, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, Ca. All friends and family are welcome to come celebrate his life.