Richard Jock Ruefle

June 22, 1925 - March 9, 2012
Richard Jock Ruefle

Richard Jock Ruefle, 86, of Wilmington NC slipped suddenly from this life Friday March 9, 2012 at home.

Richard “Pop-Pop” was born June 22 1925 in Albany, New York. As a member of “The Greatest Generation” he was a WWII USMC South Pacific Theater Veteran. Richard was a Recipient of the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Much thanks for your service. After his military service he worked as a funeral director in Albany, NY. As years passed he retired settling with his family in Carolina Beach. He will be remembered for his superior intellect and quick wit. If not reading he could be found tirelessly working in the yard right up to his death. He was well known and admired for his green thumb.

He is survived by son Butch and wife Karen, daughters Lise Ruefle, Dawn Ruefle Guy and husband DeWayne. Grandsons Zackary Guy, Jason Ruefle and wife Donna. Great granddaughter Shauna Ruefle and three nieces on the West Coast, Susan, Nancy and Karen. His faithful pets and companions Sheba and Bellow.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Feel free to wear your work attire or your favorite sweatpants. Please come as you are.
The family will receive friends following the service and at other times at the residence on Fisher Lane Wilmington.
We love you and will miss you POP-POP. Semper Fidelis!

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • March 11, 2012
    Sherian Davis says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories give you strength now and in the future.

  • March 12, 2012
    Sue Jaindl says:
    Lise and Butch: Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May all the special memories over the years help you through this difficult time. Sue

  • March 12, 2012
    Luanne Viola says:
    My deepest sympathy to the Ruefle and Guy family.

  • March 12, 2012
    Richard Ruefule says:
    I was sad to hear of Pop-Pops passing. Will miss talking junk about Dawn to him, on the phone at work. I could never get him to agree or disagree with anything I said. Very smart man he was.

  • March 12, 2012
    Barbara Hamilton says:
    Kojak, I will miss you. MiMi