Irvin L. Ruckh, 93, formally of East Wheeling and Cherry Hill Rd., passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at home, surrounded by family.
He was born September 21, 1922, a son of the late Irvin W. and Edna (Nest) Ruckh. Irvin was a US Army, WWII Veteran, and later worked as an accountant and office manager at Hundley Motor Company for 32 years, and then moved on to retired from the post office in 1991. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Cathedral and served his community through many clubs and organizations such as; Past Faithful Navigator of Carol Assembly 504, Past Deputy Grand Knight of Carol Council 504, Finance Officer of American Legion Post #1, past President Guild of St. Paul, past President of Legion of May, President Holy Name Society of Cathedral and past Treasurer of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Irvin was a member of the Band Booster clubs for both Wheeling Park and Central High Schools. He loved to travel and be with his family.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Martha Ruckh (1987); one son, Irvin L. Ruckh; one grandson, Roger Louis Friery (2006); and one sister, Marian Robbins.
Irvin is survived by his three children, Carol Ruckh-Roscoe, Irvin L. “Bud” Ruckh, and Tracy (Eric M.) Ruckh-Cook, all of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Scott Friery, Yolanda Arlene Ruckh, Joshua Cook, Michael Louis Ruckh-Weisman, Zachery Thomas Ruckh-Weisman; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Kull ; two brothers, Eugene and Robert Ruckh and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Thursday, February 11, 2016 and Friday, February 12 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff St., where a rosary service will be held, Friday at 7:30 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, February 13, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral at 1 pm, with Monsignor Kevin Quirk as celebrant. Entombment will take place at Mt. Calvary, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Seeing Hand Association in C/O www.tmcfunding.com
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.