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Elwood Ruley Jr., age 85, of South Weymouth joined hands with his Heavenly Father on June 22, 2017. He passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Temple University and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. One of Elwoods cherished characteristics was his versatility. While an electrical engineer by trade, he wore many hats throughout his lifetime and on any given day you could find him tools in hand fixing an appliance, baster in hand preparing Thanksgiving dinner, or roster in hand doing what he loved | coaching softball. And thats exactly who many Weymouth residents knew him as: Coach | a coordinator for many years of Weymouth Girls Softball. Elwood is survived by his wife of 40 years Lynette (Wiggins) Ruley and their daughters LaKeisha (Ruley) Garcia, Tammi (Ruley) Fumberi, Nikkole (Ruley) Jones, and Sarita (Ruley) Mullen. Also survived by daughters Maria Tenia, Yvonne Bey, Sellestine Ruley, Kathleen Ruley, Theresa Ruley, Jacqueline Ruley (preceded in death), son Charles Elwood Ruley and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 1st at Crossroads Worship Center, 241 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA 02188. Service will begin with greeting of the Family from 1:00-2:00pm, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00pm. For those who wish, flowers, gifts, and donations may be mailed to 73 Audubon Road, Weymouth, MA 02188 (c/o Lynette Ruley). Elwood touched the lives of many and will be remembered as a kindhearted and devoted man of God. Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, he will truly be missed.
Published in The Weymouth News from June 27 to July 5, 2017
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