George Cantwell Rhudy
Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355 with a visitation from 10am until time of service. Inurnment will be held at St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley Cemetery following the service.
George Cantwell Rhudy, 90, of North East, MD, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, in the Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun, MD.
A lifelong resident of North East, he was born on August 21, 1925, in Elkton Hospital. He was the son of the late James C. and Mary E. (Kinser) Rhudy. He was the husband of the late Lizzetta Logan Rhudy, who died on April 1, 2005.
Mr. Rhudy served his country proudly during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an Air Cadet.
Prior to his retirement, he was a block operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad and later a freight agent for Conrail.
Community involvement was a priority to him. He was a member of North East United Methodist Church and was the longest serving member of the North East Fire Company. In addition, he was a member and past president of the North East Lions Club, volunteered along with his wife at Perry Point VA Medical Center and served as a magistrate in Cecil County.
Mr. Rhudy wrote several newspaper columns including, “Caught on the Fly” and “By George” for the Cecil Democrat and the Advertiser. In his spare time, he enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, gardening, but most of all he enjoyed his family.
Survivors include his two daughters: Sharon R. Rosenberg (Charles) and Bonnie Sue Simmons (Ken) all of North East, MD; a grandson; Logan Rosenberg (Milly) of Walland, TN; and a granddaughter; Morgan DeWeese (Brandon) of Elk Neck, MD.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD.
Funeral service, conducted by Rev. Ray F. Graham and Rev. Bert Jicha, will be held Friday, August 19, 2016, at 11:00 am at North East United Methodist Church, 308 South Main Street, North East, MD.
Interment will follow in North East Methodist Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of North East Fire Company, in care of the funeral home.
For condolences, please visit www.crouchfuneral home.com.
She came to know the Lord in her teens and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for over 75 years, serving Him by teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Women’s Circles and participating in many churchrelated committees and activities.
Ruth and Bill enjoyed many activities in their spare time including square dancing, a hobby that over the years allowed them to make friends far and wide. This camaraderie of friends eventually fulfilled their aspiration of a nine month RV tour throughout Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
Ruth loved to travel, visiting Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean Islands. Following retirement, Ruth and Bill took up residence in Naples, Florida and became the ultimate snowbirds, returning to their Aberdeen roots for 5 months each summer. They would visit family and friends and enjoy a respite from the Florida temperatures. Ruth was an avid Orioles fan, watching and tracking the scores for every game even up until her last days.
She will be fondly remembered as loving, compassionate and generous to family, friends, and all who knew her; a rare, gentle spirit that will be dearly missed.
Ruth is survived by her children, Billy D. Sissom Jr. of Lake Mary, FL and Janis S. Price of Port Deposit, MD; grandchildren Rebecca M. Price of Englewood, FL, Tara Sissom of Sacramento, CA and Connor Sissom of Lake Mary, FL; and great grandchildren Samuel De Los Santos and Amelia Price both of Englewood, FL. Ruth is survived by a brother, George C. Hiob of Chincoteague, VA. and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Billy D. Sissom Sr. of Port Deposit, MD, brother Charles G. Hiob Jr, of Havre de Grace, MD and daughterin-law Carol A. Sissom of Lake Mary, FL.
The viewing will be held at Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, Aberdeen, MD on Friday, August 19 from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm. Funeral services are scheduled on Saturday, August 20 at 11am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the charity of choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.tarringcargo.com.