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James Nelson Ruth

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JAMES NELSON RUTH 1/17/1927 - 10/05/2015 James attended Anaheim Union High School - Class of 1944. He was a Veteran of WWII - Navy serving aboard the "USS Bennington" - 1944. He was an Engineer in the aerospace industry. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Iona "Petie" Ruth; sister Frances Merriman; children Donald Ruth, Felicia Thomas, Pamela Miller & Vicki Hayashi; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His passion for open wheel racing (Sprint Cars) early on as a driver and car owner led to the father/son team known as J&J Racing. For many years he was in the pits at Ascot and then Perris Speedway with a car in the racing circuit SCRA. He will be remembered by all as a loving husband, father and, above all else, a wonderful man whose moral belief and ethics were second to none.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 8, 2015
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