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Robert John Ruby Sr.

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Robert John Ruby Sr. Obituary
Robert John Ruby, Sr

AGE: 85 • Newark, DE

Robert John Ruby Sr., 85, of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 surrounded by family.

Robert was born in Upland, PA, on January 10, 1932, son of the late James and Edna Ruby. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served our country in the Korean War. Robert worked his entire life as an electrician. He was employed at Georgia Pacific for 20 years and retired from General Motors in 1994 after 24 years.

Robert and his wife, Madeline, loved to travel around the country and throughout Europe. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and spending time at his homes on Tangier Island, VA and Kitts Hummock, DE. Robert was an active member of St. Mark's Methodist Church in Stanton, DE for over 30 years where he delivered Meals on Wheels and worked in the Emmanuel Dining room.

Robert will always be remembered for his contagious sense of humor and infectious laugh, but the most important part of his life was his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 19 years, Doris Pace in 1972; his second wife of 35 years, Madeline Parks Mancinelli in 2015; his sister Norma Coe; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Dorothy Ruby.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Carole, Robert (Katherine), James (Colleen), and Brian (Lisa); his step-children, Dennis Mancinelli (Deborah), Gary Mancinelli (Joan), Carol Groff; his blessed grandchildren, Carter Ruby, Kyle Ruby, Christopher Ruby, Matthew Ruby, Jennifer Heilman (Jay), Sarah Mancinelli, Nicolai Mancinelli, Dana Watson, Timothy Duvall, Alysia Van Looy; his 6 great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law, Alfred Coe, his sister-in-law, Jean Autry and his beloved dog, Libby.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday, March, 2, 2017 at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd, Wilm., DE 19808. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 am on Friday, March, 3, 2017. Committal services will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1700 Limestone Rd, Wilm., DE 19804 or Upland Baptist Church, 325 Main Street, Upland, PA 19015.

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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2017
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