Thomas Michael Rutledge

Thomas Michael Rutledge KINGSTON- Thomas Michael Rutledge, 63 of Jarrold Street who was employed by Terminix for 33 years until his retirement in May 2012, died Jan. 16, 2014 at home. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Belknap. He was a member of Joyce Schirick VFW Post 1386. Born March 17, 1950 in Kingston, he was the son of the late William F. and Alice Burns Rutledge. Survivors include his wife of thirty three years, Jane Caruso Rutledge, a daughter, Jodi Wenzel and her husband Randy of Port Ewen; his son, Thomas M. Rutledge, Jr. and his wife Rosi of Lake Katrine; six sisters, Jacqueline Miller, Sharon Saehloff, Debra Mackey, Donna Otis and Brenda Crantz all of Kingston and Pamela Kilmer of Valdosta, Ga.; a brother, Ronald Rutledge of Kingston; six grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Kathryn Caruso and many nieces and nephews also survive. Brothers, Kenneth Rutledge, William Rutledge and Robert Rutledge all died previously. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Smith Avenue. The Rutledge family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. The Joyce Schirick Post 1386 VFW will conduct a ritual at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Bernard C. Gray, Certified Funeral Celebrant officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Joyce Schirick Post 1386, VFW in Montrepose Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the , 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, N.Y. 12533.

Funeral Home

Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. - Kingston
27 Smith Avenue  Kingston, NY 12401
845 331-3272
Published in the Daily Freeman on Jan. 18, 2014