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Visitation

McDermott Funeral Home - Kennedy Township Location
Sunday August 28th, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Visitation

McDermott Funeral Home - Kennedy Township Location
Sunday August 28th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Malachy Church
Monday August 29th, 2022
10:30am - 11:30am

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Burial with US Marine Corps Honor Guard

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Monday August 29th, 2022
12:30pm - 1:00pm

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Gerald "Jerry" Ruettgers

Gerald P. (Jerry) Ruettgers, 85 sadly passed away peacefully on August 18, 2022.  He was the beloved husband of late Roberta Mae Ruettgers, devoted father of Janet (Tony) Smarra, the late Gerald P Ruettgers, Jr (Chris DeTorre) Marcy (Dr. Brian) Smith and Lori (Duane) Chadwick.  

Adored and cherished by his five grandchildren, Cory Ruettgers, Austin Smith, Ashley Smith, Alexa Smarra and Hunter Smith.  Proud great grandfather of 
 Mirra Bella Ruettgers.    

Preceded in death by his father Edward Ruettgers, mother Erma (George) Harris and brother Edward (Lianetta) Ruettgers.  Survived by his brothers William (Cheryl) Ruettgers, Ronald (Kathy) Ruettgers as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.  

Jerry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather to his family. He treasured the time spent with his family. 

He was a proud Sergeant in United States Marine Corps, USMC.  He very much enjoyed his free time as an avid golfer playing over 200 various courses throughout his lifetime.

He was a devout Catholic, and a parishioner of St Malachy church for over 50 years.  

Donations can be made to Wounded Warriors c/o Gerald P.  Ruettgers.

A viewing for all family and friends will be held at McDermott Funeral Home, Inc.  334 Forest Grove Road, Kennedy Township.   Sunday, August 28th from 2PM to 4PM and 6PM to 8PM.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 29th at 10:30 AM at Archangel Gabriel Parish / St. Malachys Catholic Church. Interment to follow with US Marine Corps Military Honors at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.


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Guestbook

From John Kubasiak: I'm one of Jerry's close (3 days a week) golf buddies. We had many a laugh and good times together. I will miss our many conversations, even though he hasn't been able to be with us on the course I still stayed in touch and we shared a lot of memories and more laughs over the phone. He always expressed appreciation for his daughters and the loving care they extended to him. I will miss him ever so much...a friend in deed. My deepest sympathy to his immediate and extended family.

John Kubasiak Aug 26 2022 6:03 PM