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DelRoy V. Ruch Jr.

July 10, 1938 January 6, 2019
DelRoy V. Ruch Jr.
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Delroy V. Ruch Jr., 80, of Lehighton passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem. He was the husband of Orpah (Solt) Ruch for 58 years.
Born in Beaver Run he was the son of the late Delroy V. and Myrtle (Mertz) Ruch Sr. and was a 1956 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.
Delroy was an Accountant for Carbon County Children and Youth in Jim Thorpe until his retirement. Previously, he worked as a Cost Accountant for the former Keystone Lamp Factory in Slatington and worked Part-time as a Police Officer for Mahoning Valley.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Packerton where he served as a Eucharist Minister and Treasurer for the church and Parish and was a Superintendent for the Mahoning Union Sunday School.
Delroy was active in many groups and organization throughout the Lehighton Area; he was a member of the Monday Night Men’s Bowling League/Lehighton Recreation League and served as Secretary and Treasurer, served on the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital Festival Committee, served as Treasurer for the Christian Softball League, member of the Lehighton Halloween Parade Committee, served as Auditor for Mahoning Township, Volunteer girls softball coach for Lehighton Area High School, was a PIAA Official for Basketball, Baseball and Softball, was a member of Beaver Run Rod & Gun Club, East Penn Sportsman’s Club, Mahoning Valley Fire Co. #1 and the Lehighton Fire Co.

He is survived by his Wife, Daughter; Marilynn Ruch of Lehighton, Sons; Brian husband of Roxanne, Frank husband of Lori and Stephen all of Lehighton, Grandchildren; Mark, Matthew and Brandon Ruch, Brother; Richard husband of June of Emmaus, Sister; Marlene Ruch of Lehighton, a Niece and a Nephew. He was preceded in death by his Granddaughter, Amy.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 10th at 11AM at Schaeffer Funeral Home 3rd & Alum Streets Lehighton with SALM Emma Weaver officiating, Committal Service to follow at Packerton Cemetery. Calling Wednesday, January 9th from 7-8:30PM and Thursday, January 10th from 10-11AM at the funeral home. Schaeffer Funeral Home, Lehighton, is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church 34 Pine Drive Lehighton, PA 18235

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11:00 AM 1/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Schaeffer Funeral Home

300 Alum Street
Lehighton, PA 18235

Calling Wednesday, January 9th from 7-8:30PM and Thursday, January 10th from 10-11AM at the funeral home Committal Service to Follow Funeral Service at Packerton Cemetery

Schaeffer Funeral Home
300 Alum Street Lehighton 18235 PA
United States

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