GENEVA — John H. “Jack” Ruhl, age 96, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Warren with his loving daughters at his side.
Born Dec. 16, 1916, in Franklin, Pa., he was the son of the late Marcia (Nichols) and L.V. Ruhl. Jack married Mary Jane Casselman on May 19, 1943. Jack was a 1936 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended Cleveland Institute of Art. He sailed on the William G. Mather Lake Freighter and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II.
He worked more than 50 years as Shop Foreman at the Du-All Mfg. Co. of Geneva. Jack was a very active member of Geneva First United Methodist Church, serving as Chairman of Archives and History. He spearheaded the stained-glass window restoration, was a member of the choir, and served as Sunday School Superintendent, along with numerous other committees.
He enjoyed gardening, wood working, bird watching, and art projects of all kinds.
The family expresses their gratitude to Comfort Keepers for their loving care.
He is survived by his daughters, Lynn (Takis) Larentzos and Janice (Wayne) Musolf, both of Warren, Ohio and Marjorie “Jodie” Ruhl of Lakewood, Ohio; grandchildren, Litsa (Geno) Rubino and Maria (Savas) Magiassos, both of Warren, James (Despina) Larentzos of Towson, Md., Jaclyn (Charlie) Lambis of Greensboro, N.C. and Wade (Rachel) Musolf and Michael Musolf, both of Warren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mary Jane; his parents; great-grandson, Jazper Musolf; and brothers, Max N. and Donald A. Ruhl.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 24th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 25th, at Geneva First United Methodist Church, 89 S. Broadway, Geneva. Final Resting Place will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Geneva.
The family suggest contributions be made to the Memorial Fund, Geneva First United Methodist Church, 89 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44041.
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