Richard Allen Ruth, formerly of East Fallowfield
Richard Allen Ruth, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 19, 2016, surrounded by his family at Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.
He was the beloved husband of Sara A. (Miller) Ruth, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Atglen, Richard was the son of the late Roberta L. (States) and Joseph C. Ruth. He was a graduate of S. Horace Scott High School, Coatesville. Richard served honorably in the US Air Force. He was a member of the Parkesburg Sportsmen’s Club, Axe Grinders Club and the Masonic Lodge.
Richard was a proud member of Mt. Zion AME Church, serving as Vice Chair of the Trustee Board, Church Treasurer, Men’s Choir and on the Transportation Committee.
He worked for Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Co., was an Independent Trucker, worked for Sellers Trucking of Unionville and retired from Earth Grow Corp in Toughkenamon, Pa.
He is survived, in addition to his wife, by his daughter and sonin-law, Dawn and Edwin Hall of Hampton, Va.; two granddaughters, Myah S. Cooper of Philadelphia, Pa., and Cire’ L. WestCooper of Hampton, Va; one great granddaughter, Cierra M. Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa; one sister, Gwendolyn M. Dickinson of Coatesville, Pa.; one special cousin/”brother”, Melvin “June” States of Mattapan, Mass; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11 AM at Mt. Zion AME Church, 404 Zion Hill Rd, Atglen, PA 19310, followed by interment in Church of Christ Cemetery of East Fallowfield. The viewing will be from 9 until 11 AM.
Memorial Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 200906011.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com