Joseph P. Ruczhak, Jr.

Jun 7 1942
Feb 2 2018
75 Years
Christiana, Pennsylvania

Joseph P. Ruczhak, Jr., 75, of Christiana, PA, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of the late Barbara Still Ruczhak who died in 2013. They shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Rock Run, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Kurenda Ruczhak. 

Joe was an area resident all his life and a 1960 graduate of the Coatesville High School. He served with the US Army in Vietnam. He was an UT Inspector at Lukens Steel Company/Arcelor Mittal. He retired in 2009 with 48 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church.

He is survived by two daughters: Noreen Ruczhak of Christiana and Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman and her husband Glenn of Lancaster, three grandchildren; Anna and Zorina Eckman of Lancaster and Mary (Eckman) Soanes and her husband Ashton of Mount Alto, PA, two great grandchildren; Sasha and Celia Soanes. He is also survived by a brother John Ruczhak and his wife Anne of Coatesville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 17 at 11 a.m. at Our  Lady of Consolation Church, 603 W. 2nd Avenue, Parkesburg, PA followed by Interment at St. Malachi Chapel Cemetery, Cochranville, PA. A viewing will be held on Saturday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project   

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Feb 17 2018 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Our Lady of Consolation Church


We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Both of your parents were wonderful neighbors and great people.  They were the first two to welcome us to Carolyn Drive and we knew we could always count on them to be there for us and vice versa.  Many happy times and good talks over a cup of coffee. I am sure they are having a great reunion in Heaven.

We will pray for you girls.


Howie and Mary Lou

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John and family, my wife Kathy and I would like to take this time to send you and yours our deepest sympathy in the passing of your brother Joe.

It is so hard to say goodbye to a loved one. I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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I am sorry to hear about his passing away. I remember having the pleasure of meeting him once in Lock Haven when he was bringing his daughter (Jeanne) back to college for the semester. He had a warm, welcoming, personality, when I got to spend a short few hours with him and his wife. God bless and may his memory be eternal. 

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Love and prayers for peace, comfort and strength.  May perpetual light shine upon him.

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