Edward J. Ruda, 95, of Avoca, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Hospice of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He was born in Dupont on July 5, 1923 and was the son of the late Clemens and Katherine (Babiarz) Ruda.
Edward was a member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca (SS Peter and Paul). He attended Dupont schools. Edward worked for the family business, Ruda’s Grocery, in his younger years. He retired after many years of employment from Suburban Propane and after his retirement he worked part-time for Avis Car Rental, Avoca as a driver.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Dolores (Pucilowski) Ruda, who died September 16, 2015, his granddaughter Nichole Vols, and siblings, Anna Gola, Mary Dziuba, Joseph, Stanley, Peter, George and Frank Ruda.
He is survived by his children; Edward Jr. and his wife Jean, of Arlington TX, Christine and her husband David O’Hop, of Avoca, and Daniel and his wife Kimberly, of Avoca. Grandchildren; Jason Ruda, Robert Vols and his wife Mary, Michael Ruda and Amy Ruda, great grandchildren; Kayla, Benjamin, and Robert Vols and Maverick Rhodes Ruda.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 15th at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call on Thursday evening, February 14th from 5-8pm. Interment will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.