We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing on September 13 of ACCA’s beloved founder, Emily Ruffing. Her family has published a moving tribute in the Washington Post. For those of you who may have missed the obituary and relevant information, we quote it here:
“Friends will be received on Monday, September 18 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 a.m. at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Alexandria. Internment to follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Emily & Fred Ruffing Scholarship fund. Mail to: ACCA Child Development Center, c/o Anne Marie Hicks/Ruffing Scholarship, 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003.”