John H. Ruhl 1916-2013

GENEVA – John H. ”Jack” Ruhl, 96, of Geneva, 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.

He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War 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, woodworking, bird watching and art projects of all kinds.

The family expresses their gratitude to Comfort Keepers for their loving care.

He is survived by daughters, Lynn (Takis) Larentzos of Warren, Janice (Wayne) Musolf of Warren and Marjorie “Jodie” Ruhl of Lakewood; grandchildren, Litsa (Geno) Rubino and Maria (Savas) Magiassos of Warren, James (Despina) Larentzos of Towson, Md., Jaclyn (Charlie) Lambis of Greensboro, N.C., and Wade (Rachel) Musolf and Michael Musolf of Warren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mary Jane; parents; great-grandson, Jazper Musolf; and brothers, Max N. and Donald A. Ruhl.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Behm Family Funeral Homes, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Geneva First United Methodist Church, 89 S. Broadway, Geneva.

Final resting place will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Geneva.

The family suggests contributions be made to the memorial fund, Geneva First United Methodist Church, 89 S. Broadway, OH Geneva 44041.

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