Richard A. Ruhl

June 06, 1931 ‒ February 19, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Richard A. Ruhl, age 87, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Brookdale Mount Vernon. He was born on June 6, 1931 in Fredericktown, Ohio the son of Harry and Margaret (Richards) Ruhl.  Richard was a 1949 graduate of Fredericktown High School and served in the National Guard from 1950 to 1954.

Richard retired in 1998 after 39 and half years from General Motors in Ontario, Ohio.  He enjoyed woodworking, target and trap shooting and his collection of antique tractors.  In his earlier years, Richard earned an independent flying license and always loved his time in the sky.   He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jacqueline I. (Gordon) Ruhl; his son, Mark (Tami) Ruhl of Mount Gilead; two grandchildren, Lauren (Dillan) Rockwell and Matthew (Alexis) Ruhl and a great granddaughter, Ava Faye Rockwell.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Leona Simmons, Evadine Swihart, Bonita Ruhl and a brother, Forrest Ruhl.

Friends may call on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, 33 E. College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.  The family will observe a private burial.

Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to Kindred Hospice.

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  • The Ruhl family:
    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • To the families, so sorry for the passing of your loved one. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • I am saddened to read of “Beanies” passing. It seems both Eldons’ and my class of ’49 is slowly becoming no more. I think I am the only survivor of my class in Indiana. It is really sad to realize that. I knew Beanie through the class reunions they had , and he always made me laugh with his silly jokes. He even remarked at Eldons’ funeral that I should keep attending the reunions, or no one would be there to laugh at his jokes.It is hard to grasp that he is gone , and my deepest sympathy goes to his family.

  • I will miss Richard very much,,I loved talking to him every day and taking care of him ,,you will be sadly miss,,my thoughts and prays are with the family,,Juanita w,

  • So sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a parent. We always think they will be around to take care of us. He will rest in God’s arms until you meet again.

  • Mark so sorry to hear about the lost of your father. My condolences to you and your family.

  • The Scarbrough, Searls, Marquis, Hartley, Life Line Medical Family is so very sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great, great man. One who was loved by so many. He will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. xoxoxo

  • Mark and Tami…..I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Mark. Always keep the memories of him in your heart and he will be with you forever.

  • Dear Mark, Tammy and family,
    You have my deepest condolences on your loss.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Diana Heller Scott

  • “Beanie” was the last of the beloved Ruhl/Richard family. He was always so pleasant even as a boy. The family has my deepest condolence and prayers for peace. I loved his whole family of which he was the last living.

  • Dear Friends, We always enjoyed visiting with Beanie. Shortly after we moved to Fredericktown and the neighborhood, Beanie took us a plane ride over the community. What a fun time. He was such a great neighbor.
    Our love and sympathy to the family, Keith and Nancy Holtrey

  • I was so sorry to hear of Beanie’s passing. He was a good and kind man. He was always kind to us when we were kids and was a good neighbor and friend to our parents. He will be missed. My sympathy and love to the family.