James Richard Ruth, age 70, died January 8, 2014. He was born July 31st, 1943, in Milwaukee, WI to Richard and Magdalene (Reitz) Rueth. He was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, retired from Tinker AFB and an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He was currently working for Chesapeake Arena in customer relations. He is survived by his wife Sharon; daughter Anna Shuffield (Toney); son Peter Rueth (Nicole); son Andrew Rueth; sister Janet LaPinske (Tom); and five grandchildren, Allison, Kevin, Caleb, Elijah, and Gabriella. Donations may be made to The Meadows Center for Opportunity in Edmond, OK. Visitation will be Sunday, January 12 with family from 5 to 7 and a rosary at 7 PM all at Buchanan Funeral Service. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 AM Monday, January 13, 2014 at Epiphany Catholic Church with interment to follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.
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