TRUMBULL TOWNSHIP — Stanley J. Ruck, age 85, of Trumbull Township, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at home.
Born April 6, 1928, he was the son of Elizabeth (Alick) and Adam Ruck. He was a 1947 graduate of Geneva High School where he played football. He married Nancy F. Ivan on June 1, 1991.
Stanley worked 35 years at Diamond Shamrock and also Western Reserve Farm Co-op. He also was a school bus driver for Geneva Schools and retired as the Trumbull Township Road Supervisor. Stanley was a founding father of the Trumbull Volunteer Fire Department where he also served as Chief.
Stanley was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Thompson, the Fire Chief Association of Ashtabula County and the Footville Ruritans. His entire life revolved around farming and the fire department. He enjoyed polka dancing and watching sports, especially the Cavs and Ohio State.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy F. Evans-Ivan-Ruck; children, Robert R. (Karen) Ruck of Geneva and Stanley D. Ruck of Trumbull Township; stepchildren, Daniel (Gail) Ivan of Painesville, David (Teresa) Ivan of Seminole, Fla., and Jenny Ivan of Painesville; grandchildren, Matthew Ruck, Jennifer (Mike) Fink, Adam W. (Suzie) Ruck, Kay Elizabeth Ruck, Scott A. Ruck, Jessie Ivan, Rose Ivan and Abbe (William) Thomure; great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Alyse and Rylie; sisters, Rose Domokos of Westlake and Elizabeth O’Merza of Geneva.
He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Ann E. Ruck; daughter, Evelyn Ruck; and a brother, Steve Ruck.
Friends will be received 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 6th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio 44057.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 7th, at the Funeral Home. Final resting place will be at Trumbull Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Senior Independence Hospice, in care of OPRS Foundation, 1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.