Brian J. Ruth, 52, of Elkland passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.
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Born Aug. 26, 1960 in Bristol, Pa., he was the son of Edgar and Grace (Nemeth) Ruth, Jr.
He is a 1978 graduate of Girard College, a Disabled Army Veteran and he worked for the National Park Service in Philadelphia, Pa.
He married Jolanda Sulikowski.
Brian was the commander for Girard College American Legion Post #320, an avid reader, and a beloved husband, father, and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Jolanda; a son, Randy Ruth, Bethlehem, Pa.; two brothers, Edgar W. (Kathleen) Ruth, Jr., Wildwood Crest, N.J.; Christopher Ruth, Philadelphia, Pa.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family will receive friends at the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, 302 West Main Street, Elkland today (Wednesday) from 10 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating.
Burial, with Military Honors, will be held in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y.
Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Feb. 4 to Feb. 12, 2013