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Bruce D. Ringer’s love of dogs and his spouse had been manifest, and never surprisingly intertwined.
The longtime, legendary canine coach, Ringer, 63, of Tarentum, died of colon most cancers on Dec. 20.
He was a canine coach for greater than 35 years and opened the primary doggie day care in Allegheny County. Ringer was the primary nationally licensed skilled canine coach, based on his household, and the primary licensed “canine nostril work” teacher in Western Pennsylvania.
He participated within the search on the Flight 93 crash scene in Shanksville after the 9/11 assaults.
“We met over a German shepherd pet,” stated Kim Ringer, his spouse of 37 years.
It was in 1977 that the couple met on the nook of Morgan Road and Ninth Avenue in Brackenridge when Bruce was out along with his pet.
“It’s a shepherd pet?” Kim knowingly requested Bruce.
“You already know it’s a shepherd pet?” he stated.
The couple by no means stopped speaking and loving canine.
“We’ve at all times had one — if not 10 — shepherds at one time,” she stated. “The canine are our youngsters.”
An Military veteran, Ringer was a licensed welder and sheet metallic employee.
However the couple opened Ringer’s Pet Canine Coaching in Tarentum in 1996, after which a second location in Harrison’s Natrona Heights.
“He was a sort soul who cherished canine, and we acquired to do what we cherished,” Ringer stated.
“It’s a 24-7 job,” stated Ringer, who is also a licensed canine coach. She plans to continues lessons and doggie day care.
An outpouring of grief got here within the tons of of web posts, as near 500 individuals despatched their condolences by Thursday afternoon to the Ringers Dog Pet Training Facebook page. One native shopper wrote: “Bruce was an exquisite man. We at all times considered him because the ‘canine whisperer of Tarentum.’ ”
Ringer is a 1975 graduate from Highlands Excessive College. He’s survived by his spouse, Kim; his 4 canine and plenty of daycare canine that had been like household; his mom, Dorothy Ringer; sister, Barbara Cranfill, of Lakeland, Fla.; brother, Andrew Brian Ringer, of Anchorage, Alaska; 9 nieces and nephews, and 9 great-nieces and nephews.
As per Bruce Ringer’s needs, there might be no public visitation. Robert Peters Funeral Dwelling in Harrison is dealing with the preparations. Condolences could also be left on-line at Peters funeral home.
Kim Ringer arrange a Fb publish and GoFundMe account searching for $20,000 in donations to pay for her husband’s medical payments. As of Thursday afternoon, almost $7,000 had been raised.
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