James R. Ruby 1939-2017

FOWLER — James Robert Ruby, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at Concord Care of Cortland.

He was born Dec. 15, 1939, in Youngstown, the only child of Naoma Marguerite Wright and James Ernest Ruby.

Jim was a 1957 graduate of Youngstown North High School and attended Youngstown State University. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1963 until 1969. Jim was an application engineer in the drafting department for Packard Electric of Warren and retired in 1992. He worked as a computer specialist for the Boyd’s Kinsman Home until 2005. On Dec. 18, 1976, he married Paula Louise Clute.

Jim was formerly a member of the Fowler United Methodist Church and the Kinsman Presbyterian Church and was active in both churches as a lay leader, elder and a LOGOS director. He was currently attending the New Life Community Church of Vienna. Jim was a Neil Diamond fan as well as a NASCAR and Indians fan. He enjoyed swing and square dancing, camping with the Good Sam Club and he loved his cat, Scrappy.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Paula L. Ruby of Fowler; two daughters, Nancy Ruby and husband, Jay Weiser of Austintown and Jayme and husband, Chris Calnon of Tallmadge; a son, Jeremy Ruby and wife, Karen Welch of Akron; and six grandchildren, Emery Grace and Reed Calnon, Nate and Aaron Weiser and Milo and Liam Ruby.

A funeral service will be noon Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the New Life Community Church, 504 Youngstown Kingsville Road, Vienna, with Pastor Scott Flanders officiating. Calling hours will be 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services. Burial will follow in Dugan Cemetery, Fowler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Harbor Light Hospice, 4531 Belmont Ave. Unit 9, Youngstown, OH 44505.

Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman is handling the arrangements, where an online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com

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