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Gerald "Jerry" Ruettgers

June 25, 1937 — August 18, 2022

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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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Visitation

Sunday, August 28, 2022

2:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

McDermott Funeral Home - Kennedy Township Location

334 Forest Grove Rd, Coraopolis, PA 15108

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Visitation

Sunday, August 28, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

McDermott Funeral Home - Kennedy Township Location

334 Forest Grove Rd, Coraopolis, PA 15108

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, August 29, 2022

10:30 - 11:30am (Eastern time)

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Burial with US Marine Corps Honor Guard

Monday, August 29, 2022

12:30 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

1158 Morgan Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017

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